Jessica swings the ambulance door wide open and invites us along for an exciting ride…
Paramedic Girl is the memoir of a South African Emergency Medical Technician named Jessica. It’s a personal account of the harrowing and occasionally humorous events that took place during the years she spent working on the road. As a young woman, Jessica was driven to help others and determined to succeed in the field of emergency medicine. Armed with a “never say die” attitude she set out on a bumpy journey which would eventually change her life forever.
While some of the dark humour may make you laugh Paramedic Girl also explores the hidden challenges associated with working in the South African Medical industry in the early 2000’s. Jessica shares her honest accounts of experiences with death, trauma, workplace discrimination and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
With her straight to the point writing style, Jessica allows us to view life through the eyes of a female paramedic trying to make a difference one emergency call at a time.