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Author Grange, Kevin, author.

Title Lights & sirens : the education of a paramedic / Kevin Grange.

Publication Info. New York : Berkley Books, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    92 Grange,K GRA    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    92 GRANGE,K    Available
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Edition Berkley trade paperback edition.
Description 327 pages ; 21 cm.
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Summary "A true account of going through UCLA's famed Daniel Freeman Paramedic Program--and practicing emergency medicine on the streets of Los Angeles. 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 thirty-six, 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."-- Provided by publisher.
Contents 1. Classroom. January: Day one -- January: Week one -- January: BSI, scene safe -- February: First IVs and pharmacology -- February: The best way out is through -- March: Struggling to stay afloat -- April: Classroom finals -- 2. Clinical rotations. May: The eyes and ears of the ER -- May: Delivering babies and a do-not-resuscitate order -- June: In limbo -- 3. Field internship. July: Field internship begins -- July: Baptism by fire -- July: All eyes on me -- August: A black cloud -- August: Trial and initiation -- September: Becoming a street-smart paramedic -- September: Radio reports -- September: Graduation.
Subject Grange, Kevin.
Emergency medical technicians -- California -- Los Angeles -- Biography.
UCLA-Daniel Freeman Paramedic Program -- Students -- Biography.
Emergency medical technicians -- Education -- California -- Los Angeles.
Emergency medicine -- Study and teaching -- California -- Los Angeles.
Medical emergencies -- California -- Los Angeles.
Ambulance service -- California -- Los Angeles.
Added Title Light and sirens
ISBN 9780425275238 (paperback)
042527523X (paperback)

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