Every day is an education for me,every day I learn more and more about my fellow man. These are some things I learned yesterday…
If I ask if someone has taken painkillers for their period pain, I should expect them to say 'no', instead I should expect them to tell me they have taken some vitamins.
Members of the public think that someone who has their eyes closed is 'unconscious', if they are talking while their eyes are closed, they are still 'unconscious'.
Patients will only be incontinent of urine if I have to lift them and I've forgotten to put on gloves.
Patients under the age of twenty have names which sound normal but are spelt strangely – e.g. 'Caryl', 'Krystyl', 'Madyline' and 'Bryon'.
If you have a serious medical emergency, or are over the age of 80, you will wait 6 hours before calling an ambulance. If you are under 40 then the longest you will wait with a minor injury is 2 minutes.
Having a sore ankle for 8 days gives you 'severe difficulty in breathing'. Grunting in pain is the same thing as 'severe difficulty in breathing'.
Patients who speak no English will not need hospital, just information. Neither you, nor your crewmate will speak the same language as the patient.
Pain in the bladder always seems to equate to 'Chest pain'.
When trying to sneak into a bank to pay a bill, the importance of the bill that needs paying is directly proportional to how many people need an ambulance during the hours of 9-5.
Infections do not disappear after taking one antibiotic tablet.
Running with a stretcher into a kerb so that it smashes into my chest is really; painful. So painful it can break a rib…
Just because a patient has an airway inserted at hospital, it doesn't mean the hospital has put in the right airway.
If I want to get out of work quickly, then the last job of the shift will be miles away, and will go to a hospital even further away. Traffic will be bad.