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Lights and Sirens Audiobook

Lights and Sirens: The Education of a Paramedic

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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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    cameron.hoare 07/05/2017
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    "well written story"

    this is a well told story about paramedic training. good to listen to. emotive writing

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    SUNDANCE, WY, US
    15/07/16
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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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Inayath
    8/07/16
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    "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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Zarako
    Barriere, British Columbia, Canada
    9/06/16
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    "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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mykell-Ryan Bennett-Buffum
    3/03/16
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    "Amazing book"

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • M. Abells-Segal
    7/01/16
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    "Worthy read"

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Brandon
    6/02/16
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    "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.

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  • debchern
    Maricopa, AZ USA
    11/06/17
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    "Amazing book"

    This book was fantastic! It was written well, performed very well and taught me so much about paramedics and all they go through. I have always respected people in the medical field and now that I understand what paramedics go through just to become one, wow.

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  • David Perlman
    10/06/17
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    "Interesting, but obviously sanitized."

    First, I didn't like the narration that much. A lot of medical terms were mispronounced (a pet peeve of mine). The author was excessive and overly abundant in his praise of EMS personal. OK, I know that they are awesome, but let's get on with the story already. The author is obviously compassionate, but the tales of patient care were heavily sanitized in terms of what EMS personal really think of people who abuse them or the system. I work in an inner city hospital in trauma surgery, and I thought I knew what paramedics knew. Wow, did I ever under estimate their skills! Overall, an informative tale, but not super exciting.

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  • Shane Moniz
    10/06/17
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    "Great book, 5 star rating for sure."

    Very informative and educational I wish there were more books out there like this available.

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  • Carrie Ruschman
    Billings, Montana
    30/05/17
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    "Loved it"

    the medical knowledge that paramedics have to have is mind boggling. i loved how detailed and educational it was.

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  • Liz
    Newcastle Emlyn
    22/01/17
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    "informative and interesting. "

    this book gave me real insight into being a paramedic. how hard the course is and the preceptor ship with it challenges.

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  • Robert
    Sweden
    15/01/17
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    "Very interesting"

    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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