Hard Roll: A Paramedic's Perspective of Life and Death in New Orleans
Hard Roll: A Paramedic's Perspective of Life and Death in New Orleans

Hard Roll: A Paramedic's Perspective of Life and Death in New Orleans

by Jon McCarthy


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455623211
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/12/2017
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 637,373
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

A veteran of the United States Coast Guard, Jon McCarthy has worked professionally in EMS since 1996. He is one of the cocreators of the New Orleans EMS Field Training Officer program and served as the lead field training officer for nearly five years. McCarthy lives with his wife, his two sons, and a multitude of dogs and cats.

Table of Contents

Preface 9

Acknowledgments 13

Introduction 15

Chapter 1 Misguided Judgment 25

Chapter 2 Salty and Peppered 48

Chapter 3 A Slice of Good Fortune 54

Chapter 4 Cern's Pound of Flesh 63

Chapter 5 Prayers for the Devil 73

Chapter 6 The Breakup 81

Chapter 7 Who Threw My Liquor Away? 91

Chapter 8 When Hearts Attack 92

Chapter 9 The McCern Method of International Diplomatic Relationship Building 106

Chapter 10 No Quarter 119

Chapter 11 The Muddy Mississippi 130

Chapter 12 Collateral Damage 142

Chapter 13 To Live and Die in New Orleans 148

Chapter 14 Child's Play 155

Chapter 15 An American Werewolf in New Orleans 165

Chapter 16 Anger Nightmares 174

Chapter 17 The Three Cides: Patri, Fill, and Homi 177

Chapter 18 Unseen Danger 184

Chapter 19 An Ironic Demise 190

Chapter 20 Mexican Brown 199

Chapter 21 Attack of the Elderly 207

Chapter 22 The Thickness of Blood 213

Chapter 23 Conclusion 221

Afterword 237

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HARD ROLL: A ParamediccÜÐ 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome read! Told by someone Who has definitely walked the walk.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
McCarthy's first book delivers belly-laughs and gut-punches in equal measure, liberally sprinkled with medical knowledge. This is a great book if you are interested in looking behind the scenes into Emergency Medical Services or New Orleans culture, but be warned: it's not for the faint of heart!