What Could Possibly Go Wrong?: The Highs and Lows of an Air Ambulance Doctor

What Could Possibly Go Wrong?: The Highs and Lows of an Air Ambulance Doctor

by Tony Bleetman


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During open-chest resuscitations, I've held a non-beating, recently stilled human heart in my hands. And, should you ever get to hold one, you will find the human heart to be rubbery and shockingly light.The first ever account of what it is like to work as an air ambulance doctor, thisis a report from the front line of emergency medicine. Whether describing cutting through a patient's breastbone to plug a stab wound or barrel rolling a light aircraft at 5,000 feet, Tony Bleetman captures the sheer adrenaline of racing through the sky to save lives. You will learn how to land a helicopter on the side of a mountain, what it means to encounter death every day, and how to perform a tracheotomy in real life (clue: it doesn’t involve a ball-point pen). Funny, shocking and moving, this book is a glimpse at a world where the wrong decision can mean the difference between life and death.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781529105087
Publisher: Penguin Random House UK
Publication date: 05/01/2020
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 1,137,915
Product dimensions: 4.96(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Dr Tony Bleetman is a consultant in Emergency Medicine. A former Army doctor and a private pilot, he was one of the first Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) doctors who established the modern air ambulance network. In 2006, he was awarded the National Life Saver Bravery Award in recognition of his services.

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