My Life, Their Lives: saving lives at the roadside
Tuesday, 26 May 2009
I have been asked to host the June edition of Handover Carnival. For those of you who have not heard of the Carnival, it is an opportunity for bloggers to send in their favourite offering: a post related to EMS, to A&E; to anything emergency. Last month's Carnival was hosted by Rescuing Providence, and was entitled "Partners". Head on over to a great blog, and an excellent selection of posts.
My interest, apart from the obvious, is in communication. We in the emergency world spend our lives communicating; with patients, with family, and with each other. And what is blogging, if not communication. So, for June I am looking for posts that have communication as their basis. Please send your links to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is June 21st, so that I have time to get them all straight and out there in time for month end. I look forward to seeing what you all can come up with.
I am a BASICS Doctor. I am one of a select group of doctors who give up their time to provide medical care at the roadside. My son has nagged me to put some more details in, so you can blame him.
I am married, and we have 5 kids. My wife is a photographer, and I'm only occasionally jealous of what she does! Our eldest wants to be a doctor. I'm trying to persuade him to find a proper career. The only problem with that is he sees how much I enjoy what I do.
Our daughter, second in line, is the artist of the family. She will be VERY famous when she is older, I have no doubt.
Our younger three boys are, fortunately, too young to have to worry about careers - much more interested in TV and computer games than anything else - ah, the joys of youth!!
I am an A&E Consultant of a fairly large District General Hospital. This helps me keep up my trauma skills, as we are very close to both the M1 and the M25.