Allina Health paramedic works magic — literally — when responding to emergencies involving kids

[Star Tribune, August 16, 2019] Ivan Mazurkiewicz knows there will never be a typical day on his job. As a paramedic for Allina Health, he might be called to assist an older adult who’s taken a bad fall, before rushing to the home of someone else going into cardiac arrest.

But it’s children whose medical emergencies tend to weigh most heavily on his mind. So Mazurkiewicz, who became a paramedic in 2010, has found a way to lighten the emotional load for them.

Magic. Read the full story online here.

Allina Health paramedic Ivan Mazurkiewicz uses magic tricks in the back of his ambulance to soothe his youngest patients.