About the Book
Ken Barnett tells a riveting story of a helicopter EMT team in Arkansas River Valley area. In Neck Deep, the author draws from his personal experiences in the field as a flight paramedic tasked to create a helicopter rescue operation team. He and his team show resilience and ingenuity in rescuing people and preserving lives . . . even when they encounter life-threatening obstacles and odd challenges along the way. Neck Deep is an eye-opening experience for readers, introducing them to rarely told and seen side of heroic emergency medical rescues and operations.
“Being a Paramedic with HEMS experience in New Zealand and Saudi Arabia, I really enjoyed reading this book. It was an easy read, funny at times, and even though it mentioned medical and trauma cases, they were good to read without being too gross. I worked with Ken for two months in 2010 in a HEMS operation.”
—Kevin Egleton, Amazon customer
“Once the reader opens the books, they are drawn into the day by day life of an EMT . . . Barnett shows the human side of a profession that is often portrayed as being cold and uncaring. This book, in my opinion, should be required reading of anyone that may be seeking to pursue a medical career, as well as those of us who admire this highly trained group of professionals.”
—A Kid’s Review, Amazon customer
“Well written, true to life . . . This book should be in everyones’ shelf, to remind us of the great sacrifice these amazing souls make for our well being, and to remember and offer praise, regularly—Excellent read! Highly recommend!”
—MGM Meddis By Reason of Insanity, Amazon customer
“This book will put you right in the thick of EMS. If you've ever wondered what it's like, just read this book!”
“Wow, what a great read!! Being in the medical profession myself, I can completely relate to the characters -- the aspects of patient care and the political slant these characters work in.”
It is an absolute joy to work with those interested in patient care. When nurses, paramedics, doctors, and hospitals are all on the same page, we could do AWESOME things. We have all personally witnessed this. We have also all seen the other end of the spectrum. Perhaps that is why we become emotional when we see the chain of care develop a weak link. Seeing how well the system can work—when it fails, we feel cheated.
Troy gave a quick radio report: “Med Center, this is Air 22. We are inbound with a four-year-old trauma, code blue. Patient is intubated with IV access and in asystole. We have given first-line cardiac drugs and a fluid bolus. Patient is fully motion restricted, on a backboard. CPR in progress. ETA—eight minutes. Any questions for Air 22?”
We landed the helicopter in a field bordering the north side of the yard. Everyone could hear the whap . . . whap . . . whap of the rotor blades. It’s a comforting sound to a medic with a bad patient, but terror to a parent with an injured child.”
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Hello! I hope you’re having a wonderful and safe day. If you have any questions or you just want to share your experiences in EMT rescue operations and other things, please feel free to send me a message. Hoping to hear from you. Stay safe!