Take your dog to work

So the internet has decreed that today was Take Your Dog to Work Day. At first I thought it wouldn't work, then I reconsidered. Long stretches on the couch. Blasting across town, head out the open window, tongue lolling in the wind. Howling along with the siren. Yeah, Cricket might enjoy it too. 🙂   […]

Scenes from an ED

The helicopter crew turns the corner ahead of us in their blue jumpsuits. Their patient doesn't look too bad. She's awake, sitting up on their stretcher. I cannot see a heart monitor or any IVs, and I wonder what she did to warrant flying. We roll together into the Acute area of Big City Trauma […]

Adventures in babysitting

“Medic 9, umm, check your CAD notes.” I flip the Toughbook screen open as my partner scowls from the driver’s seat. Response to the clinic. Non emergency, but bring up your equipment as the staff is having trouble. Uhhhh. . . After a quick consultation with the dispatcher we decide this sounds like an emergency. […]

Things I’ve learned on the transfer truck

The transfer truck. Jack of all trades. Cath lab heroes, the vent squad. We burn a full tank of Diesel every shift. We run emergencies across 5 cities, transfers to and from every hospital in two counties, and backup for the other division. We see the sickest patients, sometimes more than once; and we have […]

Project 366 – 39, 40, 41

I reached the end of the week feeling short on photographs, but a spin through the Photostream saved the day.  2/8 – I spent the day in the Training Division.  The class was good, but the biggest thing I learned is that I can’t stand the commute.  I haven’t had to do the 9-5 Boston […]