Paramedic by Peter Canning
On the Front Lines of Medicine

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In this unforgettable, dramatic account of one man's experience as an EMT, Peter Canning relives the nerve-racking seconds that can mean the difference between a patient's death and survival, as Canning struggles to make the right call, dispense the right medication, or keep a patient's heart beating long enough to reach the hospital. As Canning tells his graphic, gripping war stories--of the lives he saved and lost; of the fear, the nightmares, and the constant adrenaline-pumping thrill of action--we come away with an unforgettable portrait of what it means to be a hero.


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About Peter Canning

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Peter Canning is a full-time paramedic in Hartford, Connecticut. A former speechwriter to Governor Lowell Weicker of Connecticut and top health aide whose duties included overseeing the emergency medical services system, Canning left his desk job in 1991 to become a paramedic on the city streets, a story chronicled in his first book-Paramedic: On the Front Lines of Medicine. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop.
 
Published February 4, 2009 by Ivy Books. 369 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Education & Reference, Professional & Technical, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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 Medical adventures and introspective musings by a paramedic learning the ropes in Hartford, Conn.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Paramedic: On the Front Lines...

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To be a paramedic, Canning reports in this absorbing chronicle of his first year on the job in Hartford, Conn., is to be demeaned as an ambulance driver and to be disparaged by white-collar collea

Sep 01 1997 | Read Full Review of Paramedic: On the Front Lines...

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