Paramedic: On The Front Lines Of Medicine

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Paramedic: On The Front Lines Of Medicine

by Peter Canning

Random House Publishing Group | November 28, 1998 | Mass Market Paperbound |

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In this unforgettable, dramatic account of one man''s experience as an EMT, Peter Canning relives the nerve-racking seconds that can mean the difference between a patient''s death and survival, as Canning struggles to make the right call, dispense the right medication, or keep a patient''s heart beating long enough to reach the hospital. As Canning tells his graphic, gripping war stories--of the lives he saved and lost; of the fear, the nightmares, and the constant adrenaline-pumping thrill of action--we come away with an unforgettable portrait of what it means to be a hero.

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 368 Pages, 3.94 × 6.69 × 0.79 in

Published: November 28, 1998

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0804116148

ISBN - 13: 9780804116145

Found in: Emergency Medical Services

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Paramedic: On The Front Lines Of Medicine

Paramedic: On The Front Lines Of Medicine

by Peter Canning

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 368 Pages, 3.94 × 6.69 × 0.79 in

Published: November 28, 1998

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0804116148

ISBN - 13: 9780804116145

From the Publisher

In this unforgettable, dramatic account of one man''s experience as an EMT, Peter Canning relives the nerve-racking seconds that can mean the difference between a patient''s death and survival, as Canning struggles to make the right call, dispense the right medication, or keep a patient''s heart beating long enough to reach the hospital. As Canning tells his graphic, gripping war stories--of the lives he saved and lost; of the fear, the nightmares, and the constant adrenaline-pumping thrill of action--we come away with an unforgettable portrait of what it means to be a hero.

From the Jacket

In this unforgettable, dramatic account of one man''s experience as an EMT, Peter Canning relives the nerve-racking seconds that can mean the difference between a patient''s death and survival, as Canning struggles to make the right call, dispense the right medication, or keep a patient''s heart beating long enough to reach the hospital. As Canning tells his graphic, gripping war stories--of the lives he saved and lost; of the fear, the nightmares, and the constant adrenaline-pumping thrill of action--we come away with an unforgettable portrait of what it means to be a hero.

About the Author

Peter Canning is a full-time paramedic in Hartford, Connecticut. In addition to his government jobs, he has worked as a cabdriver, cook, meatpacker, telephone solicitor, book reviewer, and laborer. A graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop, Canning is currently at work on a novel about EMS.

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In this dramatic account of one man's experience as an EMT, Peter Canning relives the nerve-racking seconds that can mean the difference between a patient's death and survival, as Canning struggles to make the right call, dispense the right medication, or keep a patient's heart beating long enough to reach the hospital.

Editorial Reviews

Canning''s "book is both a personal story and a vivid portrait of his profession, one that despite its importance is often taken for granted.... PARAMEDIC deepened my appreciation for the work paramedics do".

-- The Washington Post

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