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Sep 28, 1998
| ISBN 9780804116145
Feb 04, 2009
| ISBN 9780307558930
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Sep 28, 1998 | ISBN 9780804116145
Feb 04, 2009 | ISBN 9780307558930
In this unforgettable, dramatic account of one man’s experience as an EMT, Peter Canning relives the nerve-racking seconds that can mean the difference between a patient’s death and survival, as Canning struggles to make the right call, dispense the right medication, or keep a patient’s heart beating long enough to reach the hospital. As Canning tells his graphic, gripping war stories–of the lives he saved and lost; of the fear, the nightmares, and the constant adrenaline-pumping thrill of action–we come away with an unforgettable portrait of what it means to be a hero.
Peter Canning is a full-time paramedic in Hartford, Connecticut. In addition to his government jobs, he has worked as a cab driver, cook, meatpacker, telephone solicitor, book reviewer, and laborer. A graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop, Canning is currently… More about Peter Canning
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