• 27 Oct, 2020
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CPR training Better Safe Than Sorry The very funny true story of how I attempted CPR, but broke the patients legs, emptied the patient's orifices of bodily fluids, broke all their ribs, but maybe just saved their life (or so I'd like to think). read more
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12 Apostles Victoria Australia So, why do you want to move to Australia anyway? Ah yes. So, why do you want to move to Australia (or New Zealand) anyway? Often accompanied by the ‘Oh so you didn’t get into CMT / A+E / [insert name of desired training track] in the UK then?’ Errr no. Actually I didn’t apply, thanks. It’s my dream to move to Australia. I’m not… read more
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