A must for all those interested in paramedicine. This book reveals the realities of working in this busy profession for the benefit of everyone interested in the job, whether as an outsider or as a potential (or current) student paramedic. Written with humour and drawing on over 15 years of personal experience in the field of pre-hospital care, this how-to manual will prove to be an invaluable source of insider information for you as you embark on your new career.
Stuart was born in Scotland and grew up in a small town called Barrhead, near Glasgow. He currently lives in Hertfordshire and is married with two children.
He moved to London in the 1980's to pursue a career in the music business; he was a songwriter, singer and musician. He did well for 12 years in that business but eventually, as time and circumstances changed him, Stuart moved into pre-hospital care. He did his degree in Paramedic Science and is now a professional frontline ambulance paramedic, working in Central London.
His blog 'A Paramedic's Diary' is read all over the world and was recently featured in the Times Newspaper Top 50 Blogs that really matter. This inspired him to write books. First from the blog itself: 'A Paramedic's Diary; Life and Death on The Streets', then about the profession and how to survive it: 'The Street Medic's Survival Guide' and his first ever novel, 'The Station', which is a fictional look at his profession.
Stuart loves to write and hopes to continue writing more stories from 'The Station' in the future.