In the final episode of First Time on the Frontline we meet up again with rookie paramedics Sam and his good friend Ben. We see how far they have come in the three months since they joined West Midlands Ambulance Service.
Sam has to show his adaptability when it comes to directing the firefighters who have come to help extricate a young woman from a car crash.
Next up a tragic case of an 88 year old lady who has had a stroke. Despite getting there quickly and everything possible being done, unfortunately she dies a short time later. Talking about coping with bereavement, Sam says: ” As long as I feel I was able to provide my patient with the best level of care that I could, then I am happy. You have to find your own coping mechanism – it is the nature of the job at the end of the day.
Finally, Sam and Ben pair up to help a man who has been involved in a collision with a car. They have to work fast but carefully due to the freezing conditions and the concern that he might have a ncek injury that could potentially leave him paralysed.
Finally a chance to reflect on their three months in the job. Both agree it’s a great job and so much more.
For the final episode of First Time on the Frontline, click here: First Time on the Frontline – Episode 15