jjnner Profile

Join Date:
2009-07-11

Blogs Owned

Paramedic rookie, ambulance driving. EMS, emt, running, tattoo

Visit Follow

Other Tags: paramedic, ambulance, ems, tattoo, running

Latest Blog Posts

  • Just one of those shifts...
    on Jul 17, 2009
    I was called on Thursday afternoon by scheduling who was offering me some over time in the ER. Being as I was on my third day off in a row and had no immediate plans for the evening, I said sure.One of my good medic buddies was already working the 1...
  • Where's the time go?....
    on Jul 14, 2009
    Hmmm, what day is it today?Tuesday I think, the 14th of July already. I guess what they say is true, time flies when your having fun. Or in my case, time flies when you are working lots.I'm on a couple days off now, but lately I've been waking up won...
  • Sick day today, time for an update...
    on Jul 10, 2009
    I traded shifts with a buddy a few days ago to allow myself the night off after a marathon tattoo appointment during the day on Thursday. Not surprisingly, less than an hour after getting the OK for the shift change from my operations manager, I rece...
  • British Columbia Paramedics clash with management! The Rookie Paramedic's Opinion
    on Jul 6, 2009
    As some of you may or may not know. The employees of the British Columbia Ambulance service are currently on strike. The collective agreement between BCAS and the employee’s union CUPE 873 expired on March 31st 2009 and strike action was initiated...
  • Another tour in the books...
    on Jul 3, 2009
    After an awesome holiday involving lots of friends, family, and a little sun back home, I had my first shift back at work on Tuesday morning. It was a little hard to believe that I had been away for almost 8 days (the longest I've ever taken off from...
  • Need a holiday to recover from my holiday..
    on Jun 29, 2009
    After working Monday night on car I headed west with my wife for a quick 5 day holiday to my home town in British Columbia. The trip was specifically to surprise my sister who was graduating from high school, but I also wanted to spend lots of time w...
  • Finally a minute to think!
    on Jun 22, 2009
    Well where do I start?After soaking up the sun for the majority of last week, I headed back to work on friday night for a quick four night tour, three shifts on car and one in Emerg.Friday night was relativley unremarkable. Besides being very busy (...
  • A quick note, lots more to come soon!
    on Jun 21, 2009
    I realize that I haven't posted in awhile. Since going back to work on Friday, things have been absolutely INSANE!The ER at the trauma hospital has some sort of major staffing shortage due to summer holidays so me and a few fellow medic buddies have...
  • Cant beat days off in the sun...
    on Jun 17, 2009
    I am right in the middle of a 4 day stretch of days off. Normally I complain to anyone who will listen about how I almost detest days off because I get bored easily and always run out of things to do. Well for the last 2 days its been nothing but 30...
  • What a sunday..
    on Jun 14, 2009
    I worked Thursday and Friday day shift of last week and was more than ready for my scheduled weekend off. While my day shifts were not exactly busy (4 calls each day to be exact) I was for some reason or another utterly exhausted and found myself un...
  • A morning reflection...
    on Jun 10, 2009
    I am typing as quietly as I can right now. It's 7AM on a warm and sunny Saskatoon morning and I've just gotten home from a 12 hour night shift in the Emergency Room. As I write, my wife is trying to sleep for another hour or two before waking up tack...
  • All in a (slow) days work
    on Jun 5, 2009
    I had a fairly decent shift yesterday on the 1100-2300 shift. For a Thursday, the city was actually pretty slow and my partner and I ended up with only 4 calls in 24 hours. Nothing too crazy but a few interesting calls to note.Call 1: Called to a c...
  • Back in the Saddle
    on Jun 3, 2009
    A fair amount has been going on lately, both at work and away from it, I'll do my best to summarize.Jen and I just returned from a quick overnight camping trip to Candle Lake SK. Candle Lake is about 50 minutes north east of Prince Albert and is well...
  • Back in a few days...
    on Jun 1, 2009
    Just a quick note, Im heading camping to Candle Lake today for a couple nights with the dog and the wife. I have a few really good calls and interesting moments from my last few shifts to talk about so I shall post when I get back to the city on wed...
  • The 2009 Saskatchewan International Marathon
    on May 24, 2009
    So today was the running of the marathon that I have been training all month for. I ran this same race last year (my very first marathon) and was very impressed with everything from the number of water stations, type's of music playing, and the cour...
  • No news is good news I guess
    on May 20, 2009
    So I haven't posted in awhile, this is not due so much to time constraints or procrastination, I just haven't done anything exciting in the last little while. Never the less, time has passed since my last post, so I will recap a little bit about what...
  • A Reflection
    on May 13, 2009
    I went fishing with a friend and coworker of mine on Monday and as we stood on the shore casting for pike and trout, he asked me an interesting question."So Kuz, what are you gonna do when you are done with EMS?"I had no answer. I couldn't say anythi...
  • The most draining shift of my life
    on May 6, 2009
    While at work on Friday night, I was informed by my supervisor that one of the Emerg medics was sick and I would have to cover the next two nights in the ER. I don't mind working in Emerg one bit, but being pulled from my spot on car spot to sudden...
  • Half way through a tour, enough night shift's already!
    on May 4, 2009
    So after four days off I returned to work on Friday full of anticipation and excitement for a busy night shift on the street.Well I wasn't disappointed. My partner and I were literally bombarded with assaults, intoxicated patients and suicidal psych...
  • The emotional equivalent of shrugged shoulders.
    on Apr 28, 2009
    I worked last weekend had three very unfufilling shifts in a row. I was coming off a seven, that's right seven day lay off, so I was excited to return to work, but the initial giddiness disappeared about 45 minutes into the shift as we waited in the...
1
Blogs
0
Followers
0
Following