I am still in EMS, still a cardiac technician on Lake of the Woods Volunteer Rescue Squad here in Wilderness, VA. I continue to teach EMS classes, and now I am working in the Culpeper Regional Hospital Emergency Room. I remain a great believer in holistic medicine, the magic of touch and the healing power of love. My life, as with everyone, has been a series of mountains and valleys. Since I first met Richard in 1990, I have lost my father and my older son. Both events are works in progress. The mountain in my life is my granddaughter, born in April of 2001. I've never been so in love.
This book takes the reader to the front lines of medicine, from a serious automobile accident on a dark country road to a woman in cardiac arrest to a young man with near-fatal gunshot wounds. For these patients and countless others, treatment cannot wait until they are wheeled into a distant emergency room. If lives can be salvaged, care must begin with the life-saving skills of Emergency Medical Technicians. "I could never work on a rescue squad," is a statement the author has heard over and o... more info>>
These are the trying true stories of the mobile emergency medical technicians that often are the only thing standing between anyone of us and death. Author Pat Ivey uses her extensive first hand experiences and an unflinching eye for drama and detail to bring us the unheard tales of heroism and courage of the EMT units. She takes us into a hidden world of children in need, women seeking shelter from the storm of abuse and the realities of industrial accidents. A simple car crash turns into a Her... more info>>