My Ambulance Education: Life and Death on the Streets of the City [NOOK Book]

Overview

The brutally honest story of an emergency medical technician.

At 18, Joseph Clark started working as an ambulance attendant to pay his way through college. For the next seven years he worked New York City's most dangerous neighborhoods as an emergency medical technician (EMT), dealing with the medical emergencies from drug overdoses, gang fights, car crashes and worse, all while juggling schoolwork and a personal life.

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My Ambulance Education: Life and Death on the Streets of the City

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Overview

The brutally honest story of an emergency medical technician.

At 18, Joseph Clark started working as an ambulance attendant to pay his way through college. For the next seven years he worked New York City's most dangerous neighborhoods as an emergency medical technician (EMT), dealing with the medical emergencies from drug overdoses, gang fights, car crashes and worse, all while juggling schoolwork and a personal life.

His stories are a graphic portrayal of the life of an ambulance EMT. From dealing with a body that is frozen solid and trapped under a front porch to climbing into the burned-out wreck of a car to treat the seriously injured driver, Clark's stories are horrifying, poignant, touching and often filled with the dark humor that is so characteristic of the people who work under extreme stress.

My Ambulance Education is a testament to the medical first responders who scramble to provide the on-the-spot care so vital to the survival of victims. EMTs struggle daily (and nightly) with emotional strain, sleep deprivation and, inevitably, burnout.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781770880023
  • Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
  • Publication date: 12/23/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: eBook
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 330,682
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

by Joseph F. Clark
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Table of Contents

Contents

  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • John Doe and Company
  • Introducing Death
  • Christmas Eve
  • Suicide Is Painful
  • Lost Glasses and Drugs to Go
  • A Crushing Blow
  • Tunnel Vision
  • Bob the New Guy
  • Sleep Depraved
  • Vomit on the Ceiling
  • Angel Dust
  • The Streets
  • Shake and Bake and Other Ambulance Regulars
  • Visiting the Newborns
  • Drunks Are a Part of the Job
  • Along for the Ride
  • Brothers in Arms
  • Alternate Uses for the Ambulance
  • Killing Time in the
    ER
  • Spic and Span
  • My Ambulance Ride
  • Holly Holiday
  • The Big One
  • Last Call
  • Afterword
  • Glossary
  • About the Author
  • Picture Credits
  • Index

Joseph F. Clark, PhD, is a scientist, researcher and faculty member in the University of Cincinnati's Department of Neurology, specializing in the causes and treatments of stroke. The author or coauthor of numerous articles in scientific journals and three scientific textbooks, he lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2014

    Very good read

    I enjoyed the professional yet down to earth writing of true experiances. Throughly enjoyed this book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2009

    Intense and Poignant EMT Accounts

    Dr. Clark takes the reader on a true and real journey of the little known or seen life of an EMT. The recollections are reality based, sometimes brutally so, but always with the dignity of the players kept in mind. This book will help people better understand and appreciate the work the EMT's do on a daily basis. The work we really don't think or worry about until we need their help. While the heroes of 9/11 will always be in the forefront of our minds, let us not forget the other EMT's who have and continue to keep our world safe. This should be required reading for all prospective nurses and doctors!

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