Preface: I’m okay now. I’m typing this because it has the potential to help someone. If you know someone suffering from this syndrome, whether they’re military, fire, ems, or law enforcement, or anyone else, please feel free to share; Several months ago, I answered a call that nearly changed everything for me. We … More The Aftermath of Trauma
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After landing on scene, with monitor in hand, I was the first one out of the aircraft. I knew that my partner, the paramedic, would be right behind me after he grabbed the other bag from the aircraft and finished communicating with dispatch on the helmet radio. It’s imperative to not be in a … More 911 Marriage:When a Flight Nurse Marries Her Partner
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“Air-Evac 47. You’re responding to a Motor Vehicle Accident. Multiple patients injured and multiple aircraft in bound. Your contact is Fire 420 on V-Med 28. No patient information currently available.” … More Why You Should Love Sitting in Traffic
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Blood. Blood was everywhere; on the floor, on the seats, on the medics, on the ceiling. It was chaos inside the ambulance when I opened up the side door. The two medics look up at me as they struggle to hold down a man to the stretcher. The smell of blood overwhelms my senses. My … More A Flight Nurse Reveals a Secret
We are saving lifes here….. … More A Reasonable Service
….a journey into the world of real heroes from the view of a paramedic’s wife. … More What Makes a Flight Nurse Shake with Fear?
Dennis sits in his car outside the station. He finishes reading the newspaper’s front page narration of events. He continues to stare at the picture of a mangled Tahoe that a reporter snapped for the story. Allen, his old buddy, had made the front page again. This was his last MCI before Allen had taken … More Can You Stop the Tragedy from Happening?