Suzi Brent

Suzi Brent

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247 weeks ago @ Nee Naw - Unknown Male · 0 replies · +1 points

I think repeating your information over and over until someone arrives would work! Just remember to give the whole address and as much information as possible about what is wrong - and tell the call taker that you're deaf otherwise they'll wonder why on earth you are repeating yourself! Obviously, there are occasions when "following the commandments" is going to be impossible and call takers understand that - that post was aimed at people who don't know what to do, not people who have a disability or something else standing in the way of them making a "perfect" call.

251 weeks ago @ Nee Naw - About Nee Naw · 0 replies · +1 points

Our techs don't cannulate. You'd probably be better off asking one of them for the full list of drugs they can give - try Tom Reynolds at http://www.randomreality.blogware.com?

251 weeks ago @ Nee Naw - Handling Inappropriate... · 0 replies · +1 points

Hi Lizzie, IS YOUR CAPS LOCK BROKEN? Ambulances don't leave for hospital straight away because they need to do observations and give treatment and they can't do that and drive at the same time! The ambulance isn't just there to get people to hospital quickly - the patient needs seeing to straight away. Occasionally (for instance for babies not breathing and severe accidents), the crew decide that getting to hospital quickly is more important than treating the patient at the scene, and then they do zoom straight off, but that's the exception.

253 weeks ago @ Nee Naw - The 10 Commandments of... · 1 reply · +1 points

If your mobile is registered to your address, then yes, the mobile phone company would be able to give us your address. We can tell your rough location (within about half a mile usually) from the signal but not enough to work out exactly where you are if you're at a home address.

254 weeks ago @ Nee Naw - About The Author · 0 replies · +1 points

Wow, even I haven't got a copy yet! Glad you enjoyed it!

255 weeks ago @ Nee Naw - Christmas Spirits · 0 replies · +1 points

I hate NYE, I'd much rather work Christmas. If it were a choice between the two I'd gladly swap, but I have no choice as I was rostered for both this year! All those drunks and similar sounding calls and patients who have staggered off by the time the ambulance arrives... it does my head in. This is the third NYE I will have worked in a row. Thank god, I am off next year, and let me tell you I won't be working even if they offer me a MILLION BILLION pounds to go in on overtime.

255 weeks ago @ Nee Naw - Christmas Spirits · 0 replies · +1 points

I was a call taker once and I agree - it's definitely the most stressful job in the control room. I did enjoy it but by the time I was promoted I definitely felt I'd done my time and I wouldn't go back to it now!

263 weeks ago @ Nee Naw - Never Judge a Call by ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Joe doesn't have a blog. I'd love to read it if he did!

265 weeks ago @ Nee Naw - Amber Cars · 1 reply · +2 points

You CAN get to management without having done the desk OR working on a truck. We have managers who've never done either.

265 weeks ago @ Nee Naw - Amber Cars · 0 replies · +1 points

See above for full explanation of the "strokes are amber" logic. A stroke patient who is showing signs of imminent arrest WOULD be a red. And yes, I can totally see why Mr Reynolds is annoyed, but I think that incident was down to teething problems and shouldn't happen again. If it does I will have something to say about it.