Confessions of a Trauma Junkie: My Life as a Nurse Paramedic by Sherry Lynn Jones 5*****
'This book will make you cry, hold on to your seat and at times giggle a little as Sherry brings some humor into this book from time to time. Beautifully written and definitely a page turner!' reviews Cryssie Addis from Blessings and Seasons
'The health industry, such an amazing and brave profession to go into. I admire all first responders and nurses in this field. They exhibit a beautiful heart and calling that is specifically gifted to them. It's a gift that I have always admired from a distance but was never called into it, which is why I loved reading Confessions Of A Trauma Junkie.
This book takes you into the day of the life of a nurse paramedic. This book will make you cry, hold on to your seat and at times giggle a little as Sherry brings some humor into this book from time to time. You will find yourself sharing in these experiences and emotions that come with medical trauma. You will read about life on both sides of the gurney and prison bars and both the professional and personal emotions from these view points. As you turn the pages, you are taken into unique experiences as a first responder.
This book elevated my respect in this field. Thank you Sherry for sharing your insights that brought out many different emotions as I continued to read! Beautifully written and definitely a page turner!'
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I have always had the utmost respect for people who are working in the nursing, paramedic or ER professions, and during my time as a student nurse I can agree on some of things that Sherry spoke about – a Gallows humour for example, that I think would apply to everyone in the healthcare profession.
This book is a insight to her time as an Emergency Medical Technician, Emergency Room Nurse, prison healthcare practitioner, and an on-scene critical incident debriefer. The stories will show you just how ever changing the EMT environment can change and how they don’t know from the call out until they get the what the situation is actually like, the will have to think on their feet and adapt and being the first responder they will see some sights that those working within the hospital walls will never see.
Them mental damage seeing such trauma must have a profound effect on them and we get an insight to those moments that broke her despite her many years previous not being as affected as such. Several stories had me in tears and I was only reading it from a book, I can only imagine the effect seeing the actual destruction an accident for example can cause on someone’s mental health.
Paramedics (as they are called in the UK) or EMTs don’t get enough respect from the public I think and once the patient is handed over to medical staff in the hospital they rarely see the outcome unless the person is DOA by the time they get there. A worthy read to gain insight this profession for sure.