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EMT: Beyond the Lights and Sirens

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    Pat Ivey(Author)

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This book takes the reader to the front lines of medicine, from a serious automobile accident on a dark country road to a woman in cardiac arrest to a young man with near-fatal gunshot wounds. For these patients and countless others, treatment cannot wait until they are wheeled into a distant emergency room. If lives can be salvaged, care must begin with the life-saving skills of Emergency Medical Technicians. "I could never work on a rescue squad," is a statement the author has heard over and over throughout her years of squad service and readily admits it once described her own feelings. "If I can do it, so can you," is her response to those whose fear and self-doubt hold them back. "Anything is possible." EMT: Beyond the Lights and Sirens is more than a personal account of Pat Ivey's rescue squad experiences. It is a story of courage and hope and letting go of past losses. Is is a book for anyone who's ever struggled to go beyond who they are. Step aboard the ambulance. Witness the tender moments amidst tragedy. Experience the joy and the anguish and share the tears and laughter of volunteer rescue squad personnel who respond around the clock to the cries of others. In this heartwarming and compelling book, Pat Ivey takes the reader beyond the lights and sirens on a journey they will never forget.

rs witness to a nobility of spirit that exists in special communities."ROANOKE TIMES & WORLD NEWSEmergency Medical Technician Pat Ivey takes you inside the ambulance and on the road to share in the hope and compassion, tears and laughter, of volunteer rescue squad personnel. You'll experience the rush of adrenaline and the pain of loss. You'll go beyond the lights and sirens to witness the instinct of intelligence, the courage and commitment that makes the EMT an unsung hero in one of the most vital and compelling medical dramas of our time. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition. 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.  --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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  • PDF | 262 pages
  • Pat Ivey(Author)
  • (June 1, 2009)
  • English
  • 7
  • Biographies & Memoirs

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  • By Sherry L. Keeney on February 12, 2015

    I loved this book. I am also a volunteer and paid EMT with the rural hospital and two services in my immediate area/town. Pat's story is similar to mine and explains very well what she goes through as a volunteer and a mother /wife. Everyone wants your attention and time and it's very hard to do justice to everything. But this book also tells us about some of her calls and pt's and how she deals with it all. A very true rendition of how her life is changed and how she learns so much about herself and what life throws at her. I wish there were more books on this subject as no one really knows what kind of life we have and how it really feels to save a life./and or be there to help. I read it cover to cover in 2 days. Couldn't put it down.

  • By Heidi on June 24, 2012

    With compassion and insight, Pat Ivey tells of her experiences as a volunteer EMT in rural Virginia, from what first compelled her to join the local rescue squad to being one of the most experienced members on the team. Any emergency services volunteer could probably relate to some of the stories Pat has to tell, and to the many different emotions associated with the job. I found Pat's narrative engaging and interesting, and it validated many of my own experiences.

  • By Songbird on November 16, 2015

    As a retired EMT she does a great job of describing the emotions of a small volunteer squad. So many of us whether were volunteer or work in a paid service end up divorced because of a jealous spouse it's the most rewarding thing other than being a mother I've ever done. she describes this well.

  • By H. Borton on August 12, 2011

    I purchased this, with a little hesitation at first. I thought that maybe it would just be a book about what someone dealt with at home, not on the job. I was wrong.Pat Ivey did an amazing job of describing exactly what it is like to be in EMS. Regardless if your an EMT, Paramedic (CT as she describes it), volunteer or paid, I feel she nailed it. Between dealing with emotions with certain calls and patients, to having to work with your family about something you love and want to do, help others, this book covered it all. I was very pleased with reading it and would recommend to anyone. I admit there were a few times where I became lost and not sure what was going on. For example, she's talking about an incident that happened that was good, and showed how humans can be decent to each other, and caring; But the very next paragraph it talks about a guy hanging himself. It threw me off, but still kept me intrigued and glued to my kindle until I was done.

  • By Seattle west on June 27, 2017

    I read this book years ago and fell in love with it. This book was influential in my decision to become an EMT. Although I've since changed careers to English Secondary Education, I still have a love for this field. More importantly, I love how the story is told by Pat Ivey. If you are thinking of becoming an EMT, this book is a must read.

  • By John Looney on October 20, 2017

    As a retired nurse I thoroughly enjoyed this book which is a good combination of professionalism and caring compassion shown in appropriate ways by a woman who became an EMT. Jane Looney

  • By Catherine C. Harned on March 23, 2018

    Liked the fact that it wasn't too technical. An easy, entertaining read, and I have a greater appreciation of the work that EMTs do - the ups and downs, the risks and rewards.

  • By johnnygage on June 13, 2013

    Wow. This book from Pat Ivey is one of the best I've read yet on EMS. It's compassionate, quick-paced, and interesting, providing a revealing look into EMS 'behind the lights and sirens'. I am a future EMT and I believe this book helped prepare me for a career in EMS. Thanks Pat!

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