Ambulance Today – Spring Edition 2019

The Spring Edition for 2019, has hit the shelves, its live now on Ambulance Today. Click on the link below to download and read the magazine and my article on page 42.

From the Africa Desk of Ambulance Today:
Case Presentation – Electrical Alternans in the field

Ambulance Today Spring Ed 2019 .pdf

For this Africa quarterly, I am discussing a cardiac patient encountered on a remote site in Africa and the unique challenges faced by the paramedic and his support team.

Initial 12 Lead ECG Electrical Alternans.jpg

 

There is also a special feature in this edition, on interviews with  and I was both honoured and flattered to be included in this article as one – Joe interviewed persons he considers to be key in the regions/Continents of the Globe. You can read about my thoughts on EMS in Africa, the challenges, the way forward and some of my dreams. The Africa interview is on page 30.

GLOBAL CLINICAL EMS SPECIAL:

Around the World in 80 Questions – on pages 11 to 41

To all the followers of this page, if you want to see an article written about any specific aspect of Emergency Care on the African continent, or get me to interview a key role player, drop me a mail. Equally, if you have any news items you would like us to run either in our magazine or on our daily-updated global ambulance news website please make contact.

To my fellow passionate EMS friends across the world, I trust you are enjoying this journey, as we continue to explore this fascinating continent. Till then be safe out there and stay passionate – Enjoy!

Colours of the Congo – Part 3

Storm Clouds gather over the office … and then it all comes crashing down; thunder, lightening and torrential rapid downpours

The Plains of Africa … Big Sky

A small visitor and the road back to camp … with another approaching thunder storm, the horizon is alive with flashes of lightening.

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Colours of the Congo -Sun&Moon

Sunsets, Sunrises and Moon rises over the BIG African sky in the DRC … love these colours …

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Trauma

as the blood dries

beneath my nails

as the metallic smell

lingers in the air

as my boots

slip on the shit stained floor

as I wipe the vomit

from my shirt front



removing blood-stained glasses

ripping of blue blood gloves

gazing across

at what lies before

not a beep can be heard

lights fade to gray

ashen faces stare back

and the memory remains

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Last week in the DRC

Did some traveling around The DRC …Lubumbashi, Kinshasa and others ….

Planes and automobiles …no trains 🙂

Hotels and Dusty Roads

…and of course the odd cigar … or two …

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This Past Week in the DRC

Flying in to work ….. Big Blue Sky …love it …

Sun Sets and rises …and a cloudy moon … love the colours of Africa

Out and about and relaxing after a days work….

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Colours of the Congo – Sunrise

Sunrise at 06:00 this morning, was just so beautiful here in the Southern DRC, light breeze blowing, a crisp cool morning with absolutely gorgeous colours …

 

 

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Voices

Sitting alone on a remote site, in my small tent for the night, cold outside. No contact all alone, after a while it gets a tad claustrophobic, no matter how wide the horizon.

 

voices, I hear voices

who is that

that still small voice

sounds so familiar

oh, it’s just me



starting to sound distant

I’ll just keep calling

hoping against hope

that the door opens

to where?



at last it opens

but wait, there is no one there

that still small voice

chasing me away

saying begone



no solace

walls close in

horizon stretches beyond

longing for contact

 that human touch

at last

….

oh, it’s just me


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Colours of the Congo – 2

Autumn Moon and Sun sets  …. All in days work …  🙂

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Storms of The Congo

Last storm clouds of Summer still rolling in ….  All in days work … beautiful storm clouds and the rich colours that I so love of The DRC. With a pic of a bridge under water, in route to the office today 🙂

 

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