“Preface to Basic Life Support Standards”
By Candace De Taeye


Diagnosis is of secondary importance in field
practice. Can you give me something?

Intended to maximally protect patients from receiving
inappropriate care. To describe Rorschach inkblots of blood

on backboards? And service providers from being subjected
to remember that resuscitation is one part lullaby.

Provide verbal, and where deemed appropriate, tactile comfort
and reassurance. That you have mistaken my hunger

for sadness. All paramedics can now be assessed
using the same objective criteria, the resourcefulness of vitals

written on clementine peel. The experienced ones
perfecting their skills in postures of defeat.


From CNQ 105 (Fall 2019)

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