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  • Published: 18 July 2013
  • ISBN: 9781448176014
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

Confessions of an Air Ambulance Doctor


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A dramatic account of the highs and lows of life as an emergency air ambulance doctor

Note to customers: This book is also available under the title "You Can't Park There!: The Highs and Lows of an Air Ambulance Doctor".

'People get into this work for "the juice", meaning the adrenaline rush, but they don't tell you about the other juices - the mud, blood, snot and grot.'

Confessions of an Air Ambulance Doctor is the first ever behind-the-scenes account of life onboard an air ambulance. The first of its kind to carry doctors and surgeons who can take the hospital to the patient. Drug addicts, lorry crashes, open-heart surgery, stab wounds, headless chickens, mating llamas, and strip routines – it’s all in a day’s work for emergency doctor Tony Bleetman and his team.

Whether they are landing in the middle of the M1 or at a maximum security jail, Tony and his crew Helimed 999 are the first on the scene in the most critical of emergencies.

This gripping read will make you laugh, cry and marvel at the wonders of life (and death) in equal measure.

  • Pub date: 18 July 2013
  • ISBN: 9781448176014
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

About the Author

Tony Bleetman

Dr Tony Bleetman grew up in London and 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. He flew for three air ambulance units, helping to develop the provision of advanced medical care in the field. In 2006, he was awarded the National Life Saver Bravery Award in recognition of his services.

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