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Can You Hear Me? By Jake Jones

Can You Hear Me? by Jake Jones

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A young man has stopped breathing in a supermarket toilet. A pedestrian with a nasty head injury won't let the crew near him on a busy road. A newborn baby is worryingly silent. An addict urinates on the ambulance floor when denied a fix. This is the life of an ambulance paramedic.

Can You Hear Me? Summary

Can You Hear Me?: An NHS Paramedic's Encounters with Life and Death by Jake Jones

A RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK

'With poignancy, humour and compassion, Jones invites us into "the invigorating chaos of pre-hospital care" . . . a panorama of experiences: the mundane, the ridiculous, the heartbreaking and the tragic' - The Guardian

'This beautifully written book, punctuated with wry humour, is a sobering portrayal of the ailing, the distressed and the lonely... Yet it's also an uplifting read which will make you thankful that should your hour of need arrive, so will someone like Jones' - Daily Express


A memoir of the chaos, intensity and occasional beauty of life as a paramedic.

A young man has stopped breathing in a supermarket toilet. A pedestrian with a nasty head injury won't let the crew near him on a busy road. A newborn baby is worryingly silent. An addict urinates on the ambulance floor when denied a fix. This is the life of an ambulance paramedic.

Jake Jones has worked in the UK ambulance service for ten years: every day, he sees a dozen of the scenes we hope to see only once in a lifetime. Can You Hear Me? - the first thing he says when he arrives on the scene - is a memoir of the chaos, intensity and occasional beauty of life on the front-lines of medicine in the UK.

As well as a look into dozens of extraordinary scenes - the hoarder who won't move his collection to let his ailing father leave the house, the blood-soaked man who tries to escape from the ambulance, the life saved by a lucky crew who had been called to see someone else entirely - Can You Hear Me? is an honest examination of the strains and challenges of one of the most demanding and important jobs anyone can do.

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A panorama of experiences: the mundane, the ridiculous, the heartbreaking and the tragic. * Guardian *

About Jake Jones

Jake Jones is the pseudonym of an NHS paramedic who has worked on the frontline of the ambulance service for over a decade. He has experience on double crewed ambulances and rapid response vehicles, and in the clinical assessment area of the control room.

Additional information

GOR010762766
9781529404289
1529404282
Can You Hear Me?: An NHS Paramedic's Encounters with Life and Death by Jake Jones
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Quercus Publishing
2020-07-02
320
N/A
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