Confessions of an Air Ambulance Doctor

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'People get into this work for "the juice", meaning the adrenaline rush, but they don't tell you about the other juices - the mud, blood, snot and grot.'

Confessions of an Air Ambulance Doctor is the first ever behind-the-scenes account of life onboard an air ambulance. The first of its kind to carry doctors and surgeons who can take the hospital to the patient. Drug addicts, lorry crashes, open-heart surgery, stab wounds, headless chickens, mating llamas, and strip routines – it’s all in a day’s work for emergency doctor Tony Bleetman and his team.

Whether they are landing in the middle of the M1 or at a maximum security jail, Tony and his crew Helimed 999 are the first on the scene in the most critical of emergencies.

This gripping read will make you laugh, cry and marvel at the wonders of life (and death) in equal measure.

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About the author

Dr Tony Bleetman grew up in London and is a consultant in Emergency Medicine. A former Army medic he has been a volunteer Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) doctor for the last 10 years. He currently flies with the air ambulance unit in Bristol. In 2006, he won the National Life Saver Bravery Award in recognition of his services.
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Publisher
Random House
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Published on
Jul 18, 2013
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Pages
320
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ISBN
9781448176014
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / General
Medical / Allied Health Services / Emergency Medical Services
Medical / Emergency Medicine
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This content is DRM protected.
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