En Route : A Paramedic's Stories of Life, Death, and Everything in Between

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2009-03-03
  • Publisher: Kaplan Publishing
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Stephen "Kelly" Grayson has seen the best of us at our worst. When hearts stop working, when blood alcohol levels exceed limits we shouldn't contemplate, when bodies are extricated from car wrecks, he's been there to pick up the pieces, save our lives, and watch us slip away. His touching stories of life and death and the hilarious ones of times in between are here to give us an insight of what happens after we call 911, the ambulance doors close, or even what happens inside the ER when the nurse shows the family to the waiting room.

Author Biography

Seasoned paramedic Kelly Grayson has seen it all during his career while keeping his sense of humor intact and preserving a deep respect for the people served. From the lighthearted and hilarious to the truly heart-wrenching, En Route is the story of a man who holds lives in his hands every day.

Table of Contents

Welcome to the Asylump. 1
I'm Clear, You're Clear, the Chihuahua Is Clearp. 7
Papermedicp. 13
First Codep. 17
Show and Tellp. 27
Is It Me, or Is It Drafty in Here?p. 29
Misdemeanor Credit Cardp. 31
DWPA (Dead with Paramedic Assistance)p. 39
That Biohazard Bag Is Moving . . .p. 45
Hey, Kid, Where's the Cop?p. 49
My Favorite Martinp. 53
Kismetp. 61
Crying Wolfp. 65
Masculinity Lessonsp. 75
Two Saves in Two Daysp. 85
Tube Me Sheilap. 97
Look, I'm an IV Pole!p. 101
Back to the Promised Landp. 107
Dying Alonep. 111
Animal Magnetismp. 117
Cursedp. 123
Turn Off That Pacemaker!p. 129
What Do You Mean, Dead?p. 137
Karmap. 143
Better Him than Mep. 145
Uh, Who's Running the Hospital?p. 151
Pissing Contestp. 155
Deep in the Arms of Prince Valiump. 159
Dead Bodies and Burnoutp. 165
Modified Scrotal Leadp. 173
Poor Boy CPAPp. 177
That Ain't Bloodp. 181
Supermedicp. 185
TLCp. 191
I'm a Big Girl, and I Know What I'm Doingp. 201
She Digs Me-I Can Tellp. 209
Thwarting Natural Selectionp. 215
When Ostriches Attackp. 221
Ten-Dollar Wordsp. 225
Cluelessp. 229
Little White Crossesp. 233
Tankp. 243
Pucker Factor: 11.0p. 247
Leon and the Man-Eating Carp. 259
Hoppy Dollp. 263
Ice Stormp. 269
Varicesp. 279
Silent Nightp. 285
Epilogue: Grief Spongep. 289
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