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Blood, Sweat, and Tears

Blood, Sweat, and Tears – Writing Realistic Scenes from the Front Seat of an Ambulance

  1. Terms, slang, assorted bullshit.
  2. EMS titles, education, and scope of practice (around the world).
  3. What’s in an Ambulance? Tools of the trade.
  4. Police, firemen, and EMS mingle + who transports the body?
  5. What does a real ___________ look like?
    • Car accident
    • Heart attack
    • Stroke
    • Stabbing
    • Poisoning
    • Shootings
  6. Drugs, overdoses, and antidotes.
  7. Explosions, falls, and blunt force trauma.
  8. Weird shit that’s really happened.
  9. How to cope without going bonkers.
  10. Writing realistic trauma with all five senses.
  11. Write your scene, get it critiqued by Jeff and Julie.
  12. Question free-for-all

This workshop is taught in tandem between Jeff Petrock and his favorite mother-in-law Julie Rowe. The pair pull no punches and participants can expect gruesome details, detailed critiques, and mildly bad language.

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Julie Rowe

Julie Rowe’s first career as a medical lab technologist in Canada took her to the North West Territories and northern Alberta, where she still resides. She is the author of the Biological Response Team series, The Outbreak Task Force series, and the Trapped with Him series. You can find out more about her books at her website www.julieroweauthor.com, on Twitter @julieroweauthor, or at her Facebook page: www.facebook.com/JulieRoweAuthor.

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Jeffrey Petrock has been a primary care paramedic for 5 years, and is currently a student advanced care paramedic. Working in rural Alberta, Canada has provided an exciting work life. He’s responded to calls ranging from gun shots to sword wounds and heart attacks to horse attacks. Jeff teaches First Aid for Babysitters, Enhanced First Aid, Health Care Provider CPR, Spinal Motion Restriction, Oxygen Administration and Airway Management. His students have varied in age from 11 to 80.

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