Rescue 471: A Paramedic's Stories

Rescue 471: A Paramedic's Stories

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by Peter Canning
     
 

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TRUE LIFE-AND-DEATH DRAMA

In taut, thrilling prose, Peter Canning has written a book that captures the rarely seen real world of emergency medicine. A seasoned paramedic who fights under enormous pressure to save lives, Canning trains new paramedics for the rigors of a nonstop, action-packed battle. From a four-month-old baby who has stopped breathing to a…  See more details below

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TRUE LIFE-AND-DEATH DRAMA

In taut, thrilling prose, Peter Canning has written a book that captures the rarely seen real world of emergency medicine. A seasoned paramedic who fights under enormous pressure to save lives, Canning trains new paramedics for the rigors of a nonstop, action-packed battle. From a four-month-old baby who has stopped breathing to a sixty-seven-year-old woman with a strange abdominal mass that threatens to explode--these are gripping true stories from the "ER on the streets." An exciting, often moving account, Canning tells a powerful story of camaraderie, selflessness, and courage as paramedics try to stand tall and human through both defeat and victory.


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"THE STREET IS THE TOUGHEST PLACE TO WORK. . . . IT IS TRULY MEDICINE IN THE RAW—STABILIZE, LOAD, AND GO!"
—ECHO HERON
   Bestselling author of Intensive Care

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307788214
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/23/2011
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
122,702
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Peter Canning is a full-time paramedic in Hartford, Connecticut. A former speechwriter to Governor Lowell Weicker of Connecticut and top health aide whose duties included overseeing the emergency medical services system, Canning left his desk job in 1991 to become a paramedic on the city streets, a story chronicled in his first book--Paramedic: On the Front Lines of Medicine. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop.


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4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just read the sample, and I am hooked. As soon as I a done with this review I am going to buy it. It really gibes you details and wonderful stories of what can happen on the streets as an EMT or paramedic. I am 16 yeats old, and I want to be a paramedic. This book is great for me to learn wha can happen. Thanks to the author.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put it down, even when the pager went off. This is excellent account of what it is to be a paramedic.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a Firefighter/EMT en route to Medic, I found the book very enlightening and true to life. At times, I had to laugh at the stories of runs because I have been on many of the same types of scenes. And, since reading the book, I have had to chuckle at scenes because they are so similar to stories from Mr. Canning. I picked up a lady with a 1/4 in. superficial cut to her pinky who was on the phone to her Doc and needed transported by ambulance to get a Tetnus Shot. This was comical after reading something very similar. Cannings stories and feelings are real and 'from the Streets.' I appreciate the work he did and the experiences he shared. It makes bad situations seem a little easier knowing others out there are having the same feelings and BS situations comical knowing somewhere out there someone else is listening to the same story and running in an easy 3. Thanks Mr. Canning for you books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Peter Canning is simply the best, most realistic person writing about EMS. His style is easy to read, his stories are moving, and his medical descriptions are right on target. Great for the general public or fellow EMSers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of if not the best portrayl of life in EMS-I am a 7 year vet and I loved every touch of every story-a must for EMT's and Paramedics.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Being an EMT-B in Merced County, I've seen a lot of grusome things. This book describes these things very well. I don't like to read very much, but I couldn't put this book down. I highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to know more about EMS, or wanting to know what goes on in other EMS agencies.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book catpures the drama involved in the job of being a medic. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and am glad that I found it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I like this book, I related to it very much.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a paramedic and a volunteer firefighter, I found this book very enlighten. Mr. Canning has touch a nerve with every EMT, Paramedic, and anyone who works in the EMS field. His books are very uplifting to all EMS providers. Thank you and keep up the good work
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