Lights and Sirens

Lights and Sirens

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A true account of going through UCLAa€™s famed Daniel Freeman Paramedic Programa€”and practicing emergency medicine on the streets of Los Angeles. Nine months of tying tourniquets and pushing new medications, of IVs, chest compressions, and defibrillator shocksa€”that was Kevin Grangea€™s initiation into emergency medicine when, at age thirty-six, he enrolled in the a€œHarvard of paramedic schoolsa€: UCLAa€™s Daniel Freeman Paramedic Program, long considered one of the best and most intense paramedic training programs in the world. Few jobs can match the stress, trauma, and drama that a paramedic calls a typical day at the office, and few educational settings can match the pressure and competitiveness of paramedic school. Blending months of classroom instruction with ER rotations and a grueling field internship with the Los Angeles Fire Department, UCLAa€™s paramedic program is like a mix of boot camp and med school. It would turn out to be the hardest thing Grange had ever donea€”but also the most transformational and inspiring. An in-depth look at the trials and tragedies that paramedic students experience daily, Lights and Sirens is ultimately about the best part of humanitya€”people working together to help save a human life.... history of EMS, and prepare for our first quiz, which would cover medical terminology and the organization of the body. ... book werena#39;t too bada€” what overwhelmed me was the 170 abbreviations, forty medical terms, and dozens of prefixes, anbsp;...

Title:Lights and Sirens
Author:Kevin Grange
Publisher:Penguin - 2015-06-02


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