A Nurse’s Story

Shalof describes a colleague who is managing a “crashing” patient: “I looked at her. With their skill, and the resources of modern science, dedication, they sometimes were almost too successful. The drama, the sardonic humour, the grinding workload, the cheerful camaraderie, the big issues and the small, all are brought vividly to life in this remarkable book.

Justine, the union rep, wore t-shirts emblazoned with defiant slogans, like “Nurses Care But It’s Not in the Budget. Shalof was the one who had been to university. A boy struck down by a cerebral aneurysm in the middle of a little-league hockey game. Frances, from Newfoundland, was famous for her improvised recipes.

If they can. Shalof, a veteran icu nurse, reveals what it is really like to work behind the closed hospital curtains. Many patients, were dying, quite simply, and the staff strove mightily to prolong their lives. Working in the ICU was both emotionally grueling and physically exhausting. Nurses like to fix things.

Nicky was flushed with excitement. Doctors and nurses alike wondered if what they did for terminally-ill patients was not, in some cases, too extreme.

Critical Care: A New Nurse Faces Death, Life, and Everything in Between

Extraordinary. Elizabeth cohen, mph, cnn senior medical correspondent critical care is the powerful and absorbing memoir of Theresa Brown—a regular contributor to the New York Times blog “Well”—about her experiences during the first year on the job as an oncology nurse; in the process, Brown sheds brilliant light on issues of mortality and meaning in our lives.

Among all the recent books on medicine, Critical Care stands alone. Pauline chen, author of Final Exam “A must read for anyone who wants to understand healthcare.

I Wasn't Strong Like This When I Started Out: True Stories of Becoming a Nurse

What connects these stories is the passion and strength of the writers, who struggle against burnout and bureaucracy to serve their patients with skill, empathy, and strength. An efficient young emergency room nurse finds his life and career irrevocably changed by a car accident. A nurse practitioner wonders whether she has violated professional boundaries in her care for a homeless man with AIDS, and a home care case manager is the sole attendee at a funeral for one of her patients.

The stories reveal many voices from nurses at different stages of their careers: One nurse-in-training longs to be trusted with more “important” procedures, while another questions her ability to care for nursing home residents. Here, and first deaths, demanding shifts, nurses remember their first “sticks, and reflect on what gets them though long, ” first births, and keeps them in the profession.

This collection of true narratives reflects the dynamism and diversity of nurses, who provide the first vital line of patient care.

The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients' Lives

Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. By shift’s end, we have witnessed something profound about hope and humanity. Practicing nurse and new york times columnist theresa Brown invites us to experience not just a day in the life of a nurse but all the life that happens in just one day on a busy teaching hospital’s cancer ward.

In the span of twelve hours, life-altering treatment decisions made, lives can be lost, and dreams fulfilled or irrevocably stolen. Unfolding in real time-under the watchful eyes of this dedicated professional and insightful chronicler of events-The Shift gives an unprecedented view into the individual struggles as well as the larger truths about medicine in this country.


The Nurses: A Year of Secrets, Drama, and Miracles with the Heroes of the Hospital

Workman Pub Co. It’s a world of hazing—“nurses eat their young. Sex—not exactly like on TV, but surprising just the same. A new york Times bestseller. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. Drug abuse—disproportionately a problem among the best and the brightest, and a constant temptation. A funny, intimate, and often jaw-dropping account of life behind the scenes.

Peoplenurses is the compelling story of the year in the life of four nurses, filled with violence, and the drama, and one of the world’s most dangerous, unsung heroism, and unique sisterhood of nursing—one of the world’s most important professions nurses save lives every day, trauma, and PTSD. In following four nurses, Alexandra Robbins creates sympathetic characters while diving deep into their world of controlled chaos.

And bullying—by peers, by patients, by hospital bureaucrats, and especially by doctors, an epidemic described as lurking in the “shadowy, dark corners of our profession. The result is a page-turning, shocking look at our health-care system.

Hemodynamic Monitoring Made Incredibly Visual Incredibly Easy! Series®

Workman Pub Co. This easy-to-follow, easy-to-remember content will help you prepare for the NCLEX or certification exam, get clear on concepts discussed in class, and simply upgrade your pressure monitoring skills. The updated 3rd edition of Hemodynamic Monitoring Made Incredibly Visual! includes brand new and updated content covering.

Perform pressure monitoring safely, and confidently with the freshly updated Hemodynamic Monitoring Made Incredibly Visual! Hundreds of drawings, flow charts, photos, and diagrams offer essential background on cardiopulmonary anatomy and physiology, and current hemodynamic monitoring technology, accurately, nursing principles, in the popular and colorful Made Incredibly Visual style.

. O current nursing practice guidelines for hemodynamic monitoringo complete and current directions for procedures such as: changing a cv dressing; cv and pa catheter insertion; arterial line insertion; handling a displaced arterial line; and troubleshooting pressure monitoring systemso Directions and images that explain the latest pressure monitoring technology, real-life guidance on vital topics and step-by-step monitoring guidelines including:o Anatomy and functions of the cardiac and pulmonary systemso Pressure monitoring systems - square wave testing; leveling and zeroing the transducer o Arterial pressure monitoringo Central venous pressure monitoringo Pulmonary artery pressure monitoringo Cardiac output monitoringo Tissue oxygenation and monitoringo Minimally invasive hemodynamic monitoringHemodynamic Monitoring Made Incredibly Visual's easy-to-read format will help you learn how to deliver safe and accurate monitoring with: • Special features help you retain vital information:• Q & A - Illustrated riddles, and current circulatory and ventricular assist devicesYou'll also get colorful, and questions at end of each chapter help you retain vital information• On the Level - Defines normal and abnormal pressure readings for different patient conditions• Ride the Wave - Explains the actions of waveforms, diagrams, including how to recognize abnormal waveforms Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill.


Becoming Nursey: From Code Blues to Code Browns, How to Care for Your Patients and Yourself

This book discusses about how to realistically live as a nurse, both at home and at the bedside - with a little humor and some shenanigans along the way. Get ready - it’s about to get real, real nursey. Topics include nursing school survival, dealing with mistakes, talking to physicians, time management, and how to survive your first code without coding yourself.

Learn the tools you need to become a safe, caring, and efficient nurse as fast as possible. Nursing isn't a career; it's a calling. Join the nursing school and health care organizations across the country who are utilizing this book to better prepare and support their nurses for successful patient care. Workman Pub Co.

Learning how to be a great nurse at the bedside while maintaining your sanity at home is no easy task. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill.

Intensive Care: The Story of a Nurse

This is a nurse's story unlike any other, because Echo Heron is a very special nurse. Workman Pub Co. Her story is real. Compelling reading. New york daily news algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. Dedicated to healing and helping in the harshest environments, she spent ten years in emergency rooms and intensive care units.

Her story is unique, penetrating, and unforgettable.

Trauma Room Two

Workman Pub Co. In every hospital emergency department there is a room reserved for trauma. It is a place where life and death are separated by the thinnest of margins. A place where some families celebrate the most improbable of victories while others face the most devastating of losses. Based on fifteen years of experience as an ER physician, he reveals the profound moments that often occur in emergency rooms for patients, their families, and the staff that work there.

A place where what matters the most in this life is revealed. Trauma room Two is just such a place. In this collection of short stories, Dr. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. Green takes the reader inside the hidden emotional landscape of emergency medicine.

Cook County ICU: 30 Years of Unforgettable Patients and Odd Cases

Author Dr. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. Workman Pub Co. Cory franklin, the nurse with rare munchausen syndrome, shares his most unique and bizarre experiences, who headed the hospital’s intensive care unit from the 1970s through the 1990s, treating some of the first AIDS patients in the country before the disease was diagnosed, including the deadly Chicago heat wave of 1995, the first surviving ricin victim, and the famous professor whose Parkinson’s disease hid the effects of the wrong medication.

Cory Franklin. Filled with stories of strange medical cases and unforgettable patients culled from a thirty-year career in medicine,  Cook County ICU offers readers a peek into the inner workings of a hospital. Surprising, these stories provide a big-picture look at how the practice of medicine has changed over the years, heartwarming, doctors, darkly humorous, and sometimes tragic, making it an enjoyable read for patients, and anyone with an interest in medicine.

An inside look at one of the nation's most famous public hospitals, as seen through the eyes of its longtime Director of Intensive Care, Cook County, Dr.

The Language of Kindness: A Nurse's Story

Workman Pub Co. On the cancer wards, long after the medicine stops working, the nurses administer chemotherapy and, something more important--which Watson learns to recognize when her own father is dying of cancer. In this age of fear, hate, christie Watson has written a book that reminds us of all that we share, and division, and of the urgency of compassion.

All of us will experience illness in our lifetime, and we will all depend on the support and dignity that nurses offer us; yet the women and men who form the vanguard of our health care remain unsung. 1 international bestsellera moving, and in this intimate, beautifully-written portrait of a nurse and the lives she has touched Christie Watson spent twenty years as a nurse, lyrical, and remarkably powerful book, poignant, she opens the doors of the hospital and shares its secrets.

And the stories of the geriatric ward--Gladys and older patients like her--show the plight of the most vulnerable members of our society. Through the smallest of actions, nurses provide vital care and kindness. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. She takes us by her side down hospital corridors to visit the wards and meet her unforgettable patients.

In the neonatal unit, like tiny Emmanuel, hovering at the very edge of survival, premature babies fight for their lives, wrapped up in a sandwich bag. In the pediatric intensive care unit, the nurses wash the hair of a little girl to remove the smell of smoke from the house fire.