Confessions of a Trauma Junkie: My Life as a Nurse Paramedic, 2nd Edition

Author: Jones, Sherry Lynn

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  • ISBN: 9781615993413
  • Author: Jones, Sherry Lynn
  • Publ Date: 2017-04-03
  • Edition: 2
  • Pages: 0
  • Imprint: MODERN HISTROY PRESS
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 567038

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Ride in the back of the ambulance with Sherry Lynn Jones Share the innermost feelings of emergency services workers as they encounter trauma, tragedy, redemption, and even a little humor. Sherry Lynn Jones has been an Emergency Medical Technician, Emergency Room Nurse, prison healthcare practitioner, and an on-scene critical incident debriefer. Most people who have observed or experienced physical, mental or emotional crisis have single perspectives. This book allows readers to stand on both sides of the gurney; it details a progression from innocence to enlightened caregiver to burnout, glimpsing into each stage personally and professionally."Corrections" the third realm of emergency care behind layers of concrete and barbed wire. Join in the dangers, challenges, and truth-is-stranger-than-fiction humor of this updated and revised second edition of Confessions of a Trauma Junkie. In addition to stories from the streets and ERs, medics, nurses, and corrections officers share perceptions and coping skills from the other side of prisons' cuffs and clanging metal doors. Emergency Service Professionals Praise Confessions of a Trauma Junkie "A must read for those who choose to subject themselves to life at its best and at its worst. Sherry offers insight in the Emergency Response business that most people cannot imagine." --Maj Gen Richard L. Bowling, former Commanding General, USAF Auxiliary (CAP) "Sherry Lynn Jones shares experiences and unique personal insights of first responders. Told with poetry, sensitivity and a touch of humor at times, all are real, providing views into realities EMTs, Nurses, and other first responders encounter. Recommended reading for anyone working with trauma, crises, critical incidents in any profession." -- George W. Doherty, MS, LPC, President Rocky Mountain Region Disaster Mental Health Institute "Sherry has captured the essence of working with people who have witnessed trauma. It made me cry, it made me laugh, it helped me to understand differently the work of our Emergency Services Personnel. I consider this a 'must read' for all of us who wish to be helpful to those who work in these professions." --Dennis Potter, LMSW, CAADC, CCS, FAAETS, ICISF Faculty "Confessions of a Trauma Junkie is an honest, powerful, and moving account of the emotional realities of helping others! Sherry Lynn Jones gives us a privileged look into the healing professions she knows firsthand. The importance of peer support is beautifully illustrated. This book will deepen the readers respect for those who serve." --Victor Welzant, PsyD, Director of Education and Training, The International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc (ICISF) Learn more at www.SherryLynnJones.comBiography & Autobiography: Medical - General

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"A must read for those who choose to subject themselves to life at its best and at its worst. Sherry offers insight in the Emergency Response business that most people cannot imagine. This book details life through the eyes of a caring individual who is a devoted CISM practitioner and true professional, who continually accepts the crisis presented, employs best practices, focuses on the mission, and makes the trauma, pain and suffering a little easier to manage." --Maj Gen Richard L. Bowling, former Commanding General, USAF Auxiliary (CAP)"We are not alone. Sherry Lynn Jones shares experiences and unique personal insights of first responders. Told with poetry, sensitivity and a touch of humor at times, all are real, providing views into realities EMTs, Nurses, and other first responders encounter. Emotions shared bind this fraternity/sorority together in understanding, service and goals. Recommended reading for anyone working with trauma, crises, critical incidents in any profession. It's heartening to know we share such common experiences and support from our peers." --George W. Doherty, MS, LPC, President, Rocky Mountain Region Disaster Mental Health Institute"In this book, Sherry has captured the essence of working with people who have witnessed trauma. It made me cry, it made me laugh, it helped me to understand differently the work of our Emergency Services Personnel. I consider this a 'MUST READ' for all of us who wish to be helpful to those who work in these professions." -- Dennis Potter, LMSW, CAAC, FAAETS, ICISF Instructor "Sherry has encapsulated the first responder human lifestyle and given it soul. Makes you appreciate those who serve others in what happens in the streets of America every day. Sherry gracefully exposes the dreaded 'F' word...Feelings... and will absolutely touch every reader in surprising ways." --Police Officer (Ret.) Pete Volkmann, MSW, EMT, Ossining, NY Police Department"Confessions of a Trauma Junkie is an honest, powerful, and moving account of the emotional realities of helping others! Sherry Lynn Jones gives us a privileged look into the healing professions she knows firsthand. Her deep experience is a source of knowledge and inspiration for all who wish to serve. The importance of peer support is beautifully illustrated. This book will deepen the readers respect for those who serve." --Victor Welzant, PsyD, Director of Education and Training, The International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc."Never before has anyone depicted, in such vivid detail, the real life experiences of a street medic. EMS is a profession that at times can be extremely rewarding and other times painfully tragic. Thank you for telling our story through your eyes!" --Diane F. Fojt, CEO, Corporate Crisis Management, Inc., Former Flight Paramedic


 

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