mercredi 20 avril 2016

Paramedic hypertext narrative

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It all started like this.

It all began when I finished secondary school. I was wondering if would go in Pre-Hospital Emergency Care or Nursing Program.

Choice 1: I go to Ahuntsic College in Pre-Hospital Emergency care
Choice 2: I go to Montmorency College in Nursing Program
Choice 3: I work at McDonald's for the rest of my life

Scene 1.

I finally went to Ahuntsic College in Pre-Hospital Emergency care.

Choice 1: I get hired in Montreal
Choice 2: Mmmmmh... Is that blood...?  

Scene 2.

I love my job! It is really made for me. I like to help people and to have a good satisfaction at the end of the day.

Choice 1: On my way for my third day of work
Choice 2: I take a day off

Scene 3.

I am now in my assigned ambulance and two calls pop up at the same time. You can only choose one out of two.

Call 1: 9-E-1 (Cardiac arrest on a 6 year old child)
Call 2: 24-D-4 (Iminent delivery with major bleeding)

Scene 4.

Start again: You couldn't save the child, you arrived too late. Your boss told you to take the rest of the day off.

Scene 5.

Start again: You gave birth to a healthy little girl and temporarly stopped the bleeding. You are now rushing to the hospital. You did a great job, you should be proud of yourself.

Scene 6.

Start again: My boss didn't appreciate my phone call to say I was ''sick'', but it's now too late. Let's enjoy the day!

Scene 9.

Start again: This program is definitly not for me. I hate blood! Why didn't I think about it before? I will now look for a new program next year.


Scene 23.

I am now studying Nursing at Montmorency College.

Choice 1: I love that choice, I graduate and get a job in a hospital
Choice 2: I hate it, please help me

Scene 24.

Someone comes to me and asks if I want to do more money.

Choice 1: I say yes 
Choice 2: I call security

Scene 25.

He asks me if I want to be part of a little buisness.

Choice 1: To prove myself, he asks me to steal narcotics
Choice 2: OUCH! Is that a knife?!

Scene 26.

Start again: I got caught and fired. Nobody wants me anymore.

Scene 27.

Start again: I died, I ran out of blood...

Scene 28.

Start again: Security comes and escorts the man outside.

Scene 31.

Start again: Fine, you dropped out of school and you are now looking for a small job.


Scene 45.

I finally got hired at McDonald's, I have a lot of fun. No homework, no hard work, no stress!

Choice 1: I don't have enough money to pay all my bills, I decide to ignore all the advices
Choice 2: I steal money from the cash machine

Scene 46.

Start again: I couldn't pay everything, I had to give my house and everything to the bank.. I have nothing anymore, I sleep on the street and ask for money in Montreal's subway.

Scene 53.

I stole money from the cash machine, I got caught and sued.

Choice 1: I was forced to present myself to the judge

Scene 54.

Start again: I lost my cause and I am now in detention for the next 5 years.


Hypertext narrative template for digital ESL literacy
This hypertext narrative fiction template was developed by Bokomaru Publications and checked for common ESL grammar errors using an online ESL grammar checker and checked for field-related vocabulary using an b-block ESL vocabulary checker.

dimanche 20 mars 2016

Field related glossary

Field related glossary

As you know, I study in Pre-Hospital Emergency care. From my point of view, it is the best field of study if you like helping and talking with people, where you usually feel greatful at the end of the day. Here is a little glossary about the vocabulary of my field of study.

a damaging immune response by the body to a substance, especially pollen, fur, a particular food, or dust, to which it has become hypersensitive.
temporary cessation of breathing, especially during sleep.
any of the muscular-walled tubes forming part of the circulation system by which blood (mainly that which has been oxygenated) is conveyed from the heart to all parts of the body.
a state of no cardiac electrical activity, hence no contractions of the myocardium and no cardiac output or blood flow.
abnormally slow heart action.
Cervical collar
a medical device used to support a person's neck. It is also used by emergency personnel for those who have had traumatic head or neck injuries, and can be used to treat chronic medical conditions.
A distinctive syndrome of headaches, also known as cluster headache or migrainous neuralgia.
temporary unconsciousness caused by a blow to the head. The term is also used loosely of the aftereffects such as confusion or temporary incapacity.

a bluish discoloration of the skin resulting from poor circulation or inadequate oxygenation of the blood.
an apparatus used to control heart fibrillation by application of an electric current to the chest wall or heart.

difficult or labored breathing.
a condition characterized by an excess of watery fluid collecting in the cavities or tissues of the body.
bleeding from the nose.
          lose consciousness for a short time because of a temporarily insufficient supply of oxygen to the brain.
an abnormal heart rhythm that occurs in the atria of the heart. 
     a simple sugar that is an important energy source in living organisms and is a component of many                carbohydrates.
a small localized area of dead tissue resulting from failure of blood supply.
an inadequate blood supply to an organ or part of the body, especially the heart muscles.
             excessive constriction of the pupil of the eye.

            lying flat, especially face downward.
            a rhythmical throbbing of the arteries as blood is propelled through them, typically as felt in the wrists or                             neck.
        an apparatus used for moving patients who require medical care.


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A day in the life of a paramedic

A day in the life of a paramedic - delivery

To begin, let me introduce you to my program. As you know, I study in Pre-Hospital Emergency care. From my point of view, it is the best field of study if you like helping and talking with people, where you usually feel greatful at the end of the day. Here is a little article summary of a day in the life of a paramedic where he could make a difference.

It is in the middle of the night, when the paramedic hear the usual tone on his page. He calls the dispatcher to get more details about their call.

Once in the truck, they receive as information that the call where they are heading is an immediate delivery. Both of the paramedics are excited and stard thinking about the birth-giving protocoles while they are driving with lights and sirens.

Once on the scene, the paramedic could see a little head who was trying to come out of the mom. A few minuts later, the whole body of came out. It was a little girl. A lot of people assisted to the delivery. The husband, his son and two paramedic teams were on the scene for that awesome moment.

During that moment, there was only one problem: the baby wasn't crying and was blue. The paramedic quickly succonated the baby's mouth, and a few seconds later, we could here the little girl actively crying. For a paramedic, it is a huge soulagement hearing a baby crying because it is a pretty good sign that she is breathing breathing.

Before going to the hospital, the paramedics let the honor to the father to cut the cord. After taking a fiew vital signs while they were heading to the hospital, the paramedic could declare that the mother gave birth to a young and healthy little girl.

When both of the paramedic teams got back to reality after their call, they weren't able to sleep for a few hours. In fact, they couldn't stop thinking about the awesome moment they just lived, and the new family they just created. Being a paramedic is a passion.


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mercredi 24 février 2016

Heart & Stroke Foundation

This is a small video about an awesome website: The Heart & Stroke Foundation. It is a Quebec organisation who educatese population about heart health and risks. They also have a bank of instructors who can show you how to learn CPR, first aid and a lot more! Finally, this website is obviously directly related to my field of study (Pre-hospital Emergency Care) considerating the fact that they learn people how to perform CPR in real life situation.

*(CPR: Cardio-Pulmonary Resucitation)

How to use the HEART & STROKE FOUNDATION website to search for a CPR class

In this video, I will do a walkthrough demonstrating how to search for a CPR class on the HEART & STROKE FOUNDATION website.

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jeudi 4 février 2016

Field of study

As you may know, I'm actually studying to become a paramedic. Some people can think that it is the worst job on Earth, but I think it's the best of all. Here are a few arguments to convince you.

1. Four awesome reasons to apply in Pre-hospital Emergency Care

First of all, if you like gadgets, you will be pleased. Then, it is the best way to learn how to take care of people. Also, from my point of view, Pre-hospital Emergency Care program at Ahuntsic has the best competent teachers in Quebec province. This program is a pretty good deal if you like health sciences and action.

2. Six good reasons to study in this particular field

First, you  can make yourself a lot of good friends. Also, it gives you the occasion to discover more about your passion by letting you the chance to put all your attention on one particular field. If you are not convinced yet, in this program, you become a member of a tight family, where everyone helps anyone who needs it. Also, you can directly go on the professional market after your three years of study and you are respected for what you do.

3. Three reasons to pursue YOUR profession

An awesome reason to pursue your profession is that people are greatful of what you do. In fact, you always have the feeling that you helped at least one person per day. Finally, YOU CAN SAVE LIVES.


The 13 arguments upside are not even enough to describe how awesome the job of a paramedic is. You can either hate it or see it the way that you can make a difference, one patient at a time.

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jeudi 28 janvier 2016

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My name is Nick. Let's go straight to the point: I am a paramedic student in Quebec, Canada. I am 18 years old, and I love my field of study. In Quebec province, the course is 3 years, but I extended it to 4. I am now at the halfway point.