Nine months of tying tourniquets and pushing new medications, of IVs, chest compressions, and defibrillator shocks - that was Kevin Grange's initiation into emergency medicine when, at age 36, he enrolled in the "Harvard of paramedic schools": UCLA's Daniel Freeman paramedic program, long considered one of the best and most intense paramedic training programs in the world.
Few jobs can match the stress, trauma, and drama that a paramedic calls a typical day at the office, and few educational settings can match the pressure and competitiveness of paramedic school. Blending months of classroom instruction with ER rotations and a grueling field internship with the Los Angeles Fire Department, UCLA's paramedic program is like a mix of boot camp and med school. It would turn out to be the hardest thing Grange had ever done, but also the most transformational and inspiring.
An in-depth look at the trials and tragedies that paramedic students experience daily, Lights and Sirens is ultimately about the best part of humanity - people working together to help save a human life.
©2015 Kevin Grange (P)2015 Tantor
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"if your looking into EMS as a career DO READ!!!i"
very good book, if your looking into EMS as a career this is a great look and heads up as what to look forward to highly recommended.
"I listened to it straight through"
as much as I could at least. 10/10 would recommend to anyone who wants their life saved at any point.
"Enjoyed the journey through Paramedic school"
As a former Paramedic student i found this book very enjoyable. Wish I listened to it before Paramedic school as it would give you an idea to the intensity of the program.
I couldn't put it down. Read it during my EMT course, eyes on the horizon!
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was well written, and very accurate to live in paramedic school. The only thing that could be improved on was the narrator's pronunciation of medical terms, but this wasn't enough to decrease my enjoyment of the subject very much. I definitely recommend this if you are currently in, will be in, or have been in medic school any time recently or soon.
"A must for anyone in or aspiring to be in EMS"
All you really need to know about it, is it is an absolute representation of what those who have went through medic school certainly don't miss about the experience, but also would trade it for anything else. Kevin is a talented writer and Sean really brings the book to life by his talented narration.
I expected true stories about parametric encounters with patients. I ended up enjoying the trials of professional and personal growth of students in emergency medicine. Detailed and well portrayed. Medically accurate as I relived my own critical care nursing education.
As a current EMT-B student I fell in love with this book! I recommend it to anyone considering the EMS profession
"wonderful book great teaching lesson"
love it great job of bring EMS services to the general public. Thank you again
"Best Read for Aspiring Paramedic"
It would rank among the top audio books I have touched. It showed me a vast experience of paramedic skills, grammer, and knowledge to experience in the field.
I enjoyed the main character during his clinicals. I mean, you can feel the guilt he had after his misfortunes. I even hoped for some reprisal on behalf of himself or some reprievment.
None before, but his voice is strong and nice.
I had empathy when he was called to a house with a breached baby. Like he said, nothing can prepare you for some of the stuff seen. Soon it will be unforgettable
This book is written in a language that is understandable to the general as well as medical audience. I'm a radiologist and I enjoyed listening to this book. Looking forward to next books by this author.
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