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Trauma Junkie

Memoirs of an Emergency Flight Nurse

Janice Hudson



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Firefly Books Ltd
01 March 2013
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 The new Trauma Junkie also contains several previously unpublished stories, including a new addition to the line-up of stupid human tricks Hudson witnessed and an all-new chapter describing a call involving the most heartbreaking of patients: a child who didn't make it. AUTHOR: 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. REVIEWS: Trauma Junkie gives us a view over the flight nurse's shoulder from liftoff until the patient is delivered to the hospital and the agonizing minutes in between. These fascinating true stories are impossible to put down. -- James M. Betts, MD, Chief of Department of Surgery and Director of Trauma Services, Children's Hospital, Oakland An exciting portrayal of emergency nursing. -- Library Journal Fast-paced nonfiction that reads like an adventure story. -- School Library Journal
By:   Janice Hudson
Imprint:   Firefly Books Ltd
Country of Publication:   Canada
Edition:   2nd Updated, Expanded ed.
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm, 
ISBN:   9781554076147
ISBN 10:   1554076145
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   01 March 2013
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

Janice Hudson was an emergency flight nurse from 1987 to 1997. She lives in San Mateo, California, with her husband, Mark, who is also a registered nurse.

Reviews for Trauma Junkie: Memoirs of an Emergency Flight Nurse

The sights, smells and sounds of responding to an emergency by helicopter come rushing back as Hudson sets the scene--Eileen Frazer Journal of the Emergency Medicine Society (08/01/2010)

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