Trauma Junkie: Memoirs of an Emergency Flight Nurse (Paperback)
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Trauma Junkie: Memoirs of an Emergency Flight Nurse (Paperback)

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Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 02/09/2010
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In Trauma Junkie, readers accompany veteran flight nurse Janice Hudson as she races in response to emergency calls in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her workplace is a cramped CALSTAR helicopter in which medical personnel try to fix the human carnage wrought by shootings, accidents and natural disasters. In this new and expanded edition, Hudson updates readers on how she and her colleagues have fared since moving on to different medical roles - including her own battle with multiple sclerosis, which ultimately forced her to give up the job she loved. The new Trauma Junkie also contains several previously unpublished stories, including a new addition to the line-up of stupid human tricksA" Hudson witnessed and an all-new chapter describing a call involving the most heartbreaking of patients: a child who didn't make it. Janice Hudson is a natural storyteller who conveys the excitement of her days with CALSTAR - heroic rescues, tragic deaths and the hilarious incidents that made the tension bearable - and the deep commitment of her team to keep patients alive in the most perilous situations.

Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781554076147
Number of pages: 272
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
Edition: 2nd Updated, Expanded ed.


MEDIA REVIEWS
The sights, smells and sounds of responding to an emergency by helicopter come rushing back as Hudson sets the scene in Trauma Junkie. Her descriptive, fast-paced narrative puts the reader at the emergency scene where the most critically injured are treated by highly trained professionals and transported to definitive care in the fastest way possible... Throughout the book, Hudson shares not only her memories, but also her thoughts about life, death and the ability of a "trauma junkie" to deal with the past, present and future. The sights, smells and sounds of responding to an emergency by helicopter come rushing back as Hudson sets the scene in Trauma Junkie. Her descriptive, fast-paced narrative puts the reader at the emergency scene where the most critically injured are treated by highly trained professionals and transported to definitive care in the fastest way possible... Throughout the book, Hudson shares not only her memories, but also her thoughts about life, death and the ability of a "trauma junkie" to deal with the past, present and future.-- (08/01/2010)
Praise for the previous edition: Her stories of actual helicopter rescue missions and emergency room work are engrossing ... an exciting portrayal of emergency nursing.-- (06/01/2001)
Praise for the previous edition: Fast-paced nonfiction that reads like an adventure story, with language, print, and content suitable for reluctant readers ... In a balanced and gripping style, Hudson presents readers with an exciting career option and turns them into vicarious trauma junkies-- (08/01/2001)

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