Ambulance stories (10)

A more amusing tale from my EMT days, hopefully providing some light relief. I don’t think any of you have ever seen this one. πŸ™‚

beetleypete

The enormous tit

One of the much-publicised advances in Ambulance equipment, was the advent of the Cardiac Monitor, and combined de-fibrillator. Although this two-lead machine did not give a full ECG readout, it did give some indication of heart rhythm. As a result, it became protocol to attach these leads to any patient with chest pains, or with a known heart condition. This would be done when the patient was settled in the vehicle, and before moving off, as the movement of the vehicle could cause inaccurate readings. One lead was stuck to the upper right side of the chest, and the other lower down, on the left side. In the case of a female patient, this would mean that there was a need to put this just under the left breast.

One of the first things that you are taught in training, is the maxim β€˜No sex in first…

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15 thoughts on “Ambulance stories (10)

    1. She was remarkably unconcerned, Edith. That was very unusual, for an Arabic lady. It was more ‘uncomfortable’ than funny on that occasion, perhaps because she was also very attractive. People are mostly very happy to show you their most intimate areas, when you show up in an ambulance. I never really got that, even after all that time. πŸ™‚
      Best wishes, Pete.

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