Confessions Of A Paramedic: A True Story That Takes The Reader Into The Life Of An Emt Paramedic Working In The Rural Southwest Spanning The Authors ... And Will Capture The Readers Imagination.
- Publish Date: 2011-10-21
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Sharon M. Holbert
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Confessions of a Paramedic is a roller coaster ride that takes the reader deep into the life of an EMT-Paramedic working in the rural southwest. This true story spans the authors exciting and dramatic thirty year career from volunteer EMT to professional Paramedic. The author captures the imagination of the trained professional as well as the non-medical reader. Its far more than a collection of interesting 911 calls. The author paints a picture in vivid detail, telling the patients story as well as the impact on her own personal life. She tells of the excitement, danger, humor and the drama of life and death situations. She candidly shares her triumphs and failures. Her powerful stories are intense. They tell the story of real people and true events. This book has a personal aspect when she writes about juggling the duties of a wife, mother and her career. She speaks of the stress, responsibility and the challenge of holding someones life in her hands. She weaves the story of unforgettable events and patients she cant forget. Experience Holberts personal challenge when she arrived alone as a first responder to a motor vehicle accident and found one of three patients to be her own seriously injured husband. Travel with her to the remote four corners area as she tells of being stranded in an ambulance during a snowstorm with a dying patient. Stand beside her in the middle of a debris covered rural highway were a pickup had just rolled only minutes before and threw eleven people to the four winds. The four adults, five children (none over six years old) and two tiny babies lay scattered on the highway seriously injured. The carnage was unbelievable as she stood there, alone, the only EMT. As Rescue Chief for a rural fire department, she was crossed trained in firefighting. The author brings to life the excitement of fighting a fire, witnessing flashover and pulling a man from a burning trailer. She tells of how it feels to be Incident Command of a large fire. Share her personal hell as she ordered her husband into the burning building that contained flaming tires and smoldering five gallon propane tanks. If the 6,000 gallons of propane in the tanker truck and the thousand gallon propane tank engulfed in fire exploded half the town, the entire fire department, and she would die in a blaze of glory. Paramedic Holbert opens up the world of a paramedic providing 911 emergency service in the remote southwest where resources are limited, backup is only wishful thinking, and the job still has to be done. The term Rural takes on a different meaning when your service area covers 2,500 square miles and you are the only game in town.
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