Hard Roll ebook: A Paramedic's Perspective of Life and Death in New Orleans

Hard Roll ebook: A Paramedic's Perspective of Life and Death in New Orleans

by Jon McCarthy

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Overview

“A tragically hilarious glimpse into the challenged, yet powerful, mind of a seasoned paramedic and the brotherhood called EMS.”
—Dan Flynn, NRP, RN-BSN, BS

Known as one of America’s most dangerous cities, New Orleans plays host to incidents ranging from the tragic and disturbing to the completely bizarre—and during his career as an emergency medic, Jon McCarthy saw it all. He chronicles some of the most formative calls of his career in this autobiography that reads like crime fiction. McCarthy demonstrates with detail and clarity that the difficult choice is often the right choice. While not for the faint of heart, each entry in this collection provides poignant insight into the bonds between medics and the people and city they serve.

Born in Tallahassee, Florida, and a veteran of the United States Coast Guard, Jon McCarthy is proud to be an emergency room paramedic. Since 1996, he has worked in emergency medical services in helicopters, clinics, hospitals, and on the streets of New Orleans. He is one of the cocreators of the New Orleans EMS Field Training Officer (FTO) program and served as the Lead FTO for five years. McCarthy was featured on The Learning Channel program Paramedics and has a side career as an actor.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455623228
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/14/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 593,335
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

A veteran of the United States Coast Guard, Jon McCarthy has worked professionally in EMS since 1996. He is one of the cocreators of the New Orleans EMS Field Training Officer program and served as the lead field training officer for nearly five years. McCarthy lives with his wife, his two sons, and a multitude of dogs and cats.

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