In taut, thrilling prose, Peter Canning has written a book that captures the rarely seen real world of emergency medicine. A seasoned paramedic who fights under enormous pressure to save lives, Canning trains new paramedics for the rigors of a nonstop, action-packed battle. From a four-month-old baby who has stopped breathing to a sixty-seven-year-old woman with a strange abdominal mass that threatens to explode--these are gripping true stories from the "ER on the streets." An exciting, often moving account, Canning tells a powerful story of camaraderie, selflessness, and courage as paramedics try to stand tall and human through both defeat and victory.
About Peter Canning
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 at work on a novel about EMS.
"THE STREET IS THE TOUGHEST PLACE TO WORK. . . . IT IS TRULY MEDICINE IN THE RAW--STABILIZE, LOAD, AND GO!" --ECHO HERON Bestselling author of Intensive Care