Rapid Response: True Stories of My Life as a Paramedic [NOOK Book]

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These are the fascinating real life stories of heartbreak and hope, direct from the frontline. A teenage boy lies on the pavement, bleeding to death from a stab wound; a distraught mum watches, in mute shock, as her daughter suffers a terrifying fatal asthma attack; a young girl is gang raped and her stricken boyfriend takes an overdose; a disturbed young man flings himself in front of a speeding train at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve. Few people can imagine living in a world where such situations are ...
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Rapid Response: True Stories of My Life as a Paramedic

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Overview

These are the fascinating real life stories of heartbreak and hope, direct from the frontline. A teenage boy lies on the pavement, bleeding to death from a stab wound; a distraught mum watches, in mute shock, as her daughter suffers a terrifying fatal asthma attack; a young girl is gang raped and her stricken boyfriend takes an overdose; a disturbed young man flings himself in front of a speeding train at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve. Few people can imagine living in a world where such situations are part of everyday life. Yet for London Ambulance Paramedic Lysa Walder, these and thousands of other emergency call outs are part of a day's work: scenes of tragedy, loss and horror -- but also stories of triumph and humour, and all the results of an urgent 999 call to the biggest and busiest free ambulance service in the world. Lysa has been an A&E nurse and paramedic for over 15 years. Here, she tells the inside story behind the screaming sirens and flashing blue lights of the emergency services and reveals what it's really like to work in a job that frequently brings paramedic teams face-to-face with death -- and destiny.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843582342
  • Publisher: John Blake Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 10/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 276
  • Sales rank: 365,228
  • File size: 348 KB

Meet the Author


Lysa Walder has been an Accident and Emergency nurse in the UK for more than 15 years. She is the author of 999 and Katie the Paramedic.
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  • Posted May 7, 2012

    This book is very well written using direct and concise language

    This book is very well written using direct and concise language. The descriptions are very vivid and Lysa Walder makes you feel as though you are right there in the middle of the action. The stories are very well structured and it's definitely a one sitting read. I couldn't put it down and have passed it on and reccommended it to many people. Lysa's attention for the small human details is very touching. A rollercoaster of emotions, twists, turns and surprises. Definitely not for the faint hearted. Some of the tales make you lose faith in humanity and others more than equally make you regain it. A brilliant and I would say vital read.

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