I was working last night. No helicopters crashed, nothing blew up, and I certainly did not get laid. In fact, we treated one seizure patient and watched Monday Night Football. Thanks to the magic that is TiVo, I finally got the chance to watch Trauma this afternoon. I have to say I wasn’t as disappointedContinue reading “OK, NBC, I watched it.”
“NowAt 6 am…partly sunny. Temperature around 61. West winds around 10 mph.” Should I be worried that the weather guys don’t know it’s still dark? If they can’t predict the sunrise. . .
Happy over at HMHQ penned a ‘HIPAA Friendly Post’ recently. He commented that if he removed anything potentially identifiable (instead of changing it), his resulting posts would look like Mad Libs. I love Mad Libs. Read his post, then come back. I sent the resulting blanks to a few friends, and here are the results.Continue reading “HIPAA Mad Libs”
The latest edition of ‘The Handover’ is up over at Ckemtp’s place. This month’s topic is Funniest. Call. Ever., and he has some very good stuff. Enjoy!
“Humor me,” I said to Partner du Jour as I pulled a U-turn in the ambulance. I pulled up at an angle, blocking the breakdown lane and right lane of the four-lane road. I activated the primary strobes, grabbed a pair of gloves, and stepped out. Fluffy lay with his head on the fogContinue reading “Pet therapy”
It’s a cold night of epic proportions. The temperature dips below 0 degrees F. It’s not actively snowing, but a brisk wind stirs the recently fallen snow, obscuring the world outside our plate-glass windows. I feel like a Civil War era soldier. My issued uniform is woefully inadequate for the conditions we face. Instead ofContinue reading “Camp Fires”
I had a dream. Not in the Martin Luther King sense, but the good old “I was asleep” sense. For background, we have a new private ambulance contract in my town. I’ll call them Company X. I was at home, riding Engine 68 as a call Lt. We were dispatched to a medical; the patientContinue reading “Proof that I need a vacation”
Last week I published a brief rant about drivers doing dumb things in traffic when I approach in my ambulance. The other day I had a wonderful experience. As we approached a major bottleneck intersection, the driver immediately in front of me began to pull to the left, effectively blocking our progress. I reached downContinue reading “Rant redux”
In this life, humor is where you find it. When you spend enough time working closely with the same person, it can come at the strangest moments. Long Lost Sister and I respond to the nondescript industrial building. A Basic Life Support ambulance has responded ahead of us for the worker fallen down a fullContinue reading “Sausages & Beer”
Our patient has called for chest pain. He looks uncomfortable, seated in his home surrounded by his family. He’s a normally healthy middle-aged male; a prime candidate for one of those big heart attacks that sneaks up and unexpectedly creates a widow. Nothing like this has ever happened to him before. We begin ourContinue reading “Pain”