Can you hear me? : a paramedic's encounters with life and death.
Publication year: 2020
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: London : Quercus, 2020.
ISBN: 9781529404241 (hbk.) : 16.99
A young man has stopped breathing in a supermarket toilet. A pedestrian with a nasty head injury won't let the crew near him on a busy road. A newborn baby is worryingly silent. An addict urinates on the ambulance floor when denied a fix. This is the life of an ambulance paramedic. Jake Jones has worked in the UK ambulance service for ten years: every day, he sees a dozen of the scenes we hope to see only once in a lifetime. 'Can You Hear Me?' - the first thing he says when he arrives on the scene - is a memoir of the chaos, intensity and occasional beauty of life on the front-lines of medicine in the UK.
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320 pages ; 23 cm
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