Paramedicine Championship

I was asked to take photos at Red Cross’ Paramedicine Championship in Güssing (Landesbewerb für Sanitätshilfe in Güssing). Here’s some impressions. Photos are by me but now property of Rotes Kreuz Burgenland.

What’s in your trouser pocket?

The other day I found some pretty interesting photos on Flickr featuring contents of people’s bags and pockets. Inspired by that, I took my own photo. It would be interesting to take more photos like that in the future, but with different people, because I think the contents of bags and pockets reveal pretty much about a person’s personality.

If you have taken photos like that, feel free to post a link in the comments!

What's in your trouser pocket?
What's in your trouser pocket?

New challenge: First Responder

Last weekend our local EMS-provider (which is also the major EMS-provider in Austria) equipped me with a First Responder-bag, which holds everything necessary to perform life-sustaining urgent measures. So now, whenever a medical emergency in my county happens, I get notified by SMS. Is the scene of the emergency close to my current location, I go there with my private car and help the patient. The First Responder-system dramatically shortens the time between the emergency call and the arrival of help.

You can also check out this article in German. If you are interested in a related side project of mine please visit my First Responder App by Markus Deutsch.

You live and learn.

Today is my first day at the Red Cross Eisenerz – I started by picking grey trousers, moving six sick people and finally getting to know a tool for automated resuscitation – LifeBand. It’s really looking brutal, but in Eisenerz, with no doctor on call, it’s necessary to have such a tool that enables the team to move the patient to the next hospital while continuing efficient resuscitation.

LifeBand - Automatted Life Support
LifeBand – Automatted Life Support