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EMT: Beyond the Lights and Sirens by [Ivey, Pat]
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From the Author

Response to 5/27/98 e-mail.
I am sorry but not surprised that Rick, the Las Vegas paramedic, was disappointed with EMT. The purpose of my first book was not to be "exciting." Rather, both EMT and the sequel, RESCUE, were intended to let readers know the very human side of EMS, and the importance of the holistic approach to patients in the emergency setting. I will be the first to admit that my books are not for readers interested only in "lights and sirens." I wrote them so that readers might understand that most of the folks involved in EMS are not superhuman, but are simply altruistic men and women who have accepted the responsibility of caring for others at the hour of their greatest need. In addition, I wrote the books with the hope of attracting more volunteers into the world of EMS, and to that end, judging from the letters I have recieved from new recruits, I feel the books have served that purpose. A nationwide surge in the number of EMS volunteers continues to be my greatest wish.

About the Author

Pat Ivey works as a cardiac technician on Lake of the Woods Volunteer Rescue Squad in Wilderness, Virginia. Along with teaching EMS classes, she works in the Culpeper Regional Hospital emergency room. She is a great believer in holistic medicine, the magic of touch, and the healing power of love."

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 627 KB
  • Print Length: 262 pages
  • Publisher: Open Road Media (1 April 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00J90F0O8
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
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By A Customer on 27 Mar. 1998
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Pat Ivey, a volunteer EMT in a rural area, takes us on an ambulance ride through several years of her career, showing us the humor, pathos and humanity of the patients she and her squad treat. Pat shows us some of the pressures of being a volunteer, and gives us a glimpse into how this affects her family life. Pat goes to a big-city ambulance crew as a "tick" or ride-along, and is accused by one of the EMTs there of being "a handholder," but it is Pat and her crew's warmth and caring toward their patients that stands out most clearly in this book. Pre-hospital treatment can begin with soothing and reassurance. A book that kept me turning pages, and even shedding a tear now and then. Well worth the read.
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By A Customer on 23 Mar. 1999
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Reading Pat's book was like reading a story about not only myself, but many of the people I've met through my involvement in rural EMS. How many people can say that they volunteer because EMS is in their heart? When I first started I was so unsure of why I got involved, only I knew there was an empty place in my heart that needed to be filled, and now I can't imagine what life would be like without it! It's such a wonderful feeling to be there for a "save", or to see someone on the street and have them thank you for being there when they needed you desperately, and knowing you were there because it's where your heart has led you.
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I read Pat Ivey's book back when I first joined a volunteer EMS unit in 1993. Growing up in a big city, I was curious to find out more about a suburban volunteer "squad" and what I was getting in to. I loved the book. Sinc then, I give v the book to many of the EMTs I've precepted. I don't give it to them to describe the action or excitement. I give them book to show the compassion, caring and respect for human life and dignity that is a fundemental part of pre-hospital medicine. Pat Ivey captures that spirit of love and caring concern that I've found in EMS extremely well in this book.
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