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A Double Dose Of Dilaudid

Author : Kerry Hamm
ISBN : 1511829842
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Welcome to a small-town Emergency Room in rural Ohio. While it's true our ER doesn't see the stabbing and gunshot action ERs see in inner cities, we have no shortage of the sad, the scary, the painful, and the just plain dumb. With more than 20 stories, things ER workers want to say to patients, and Emergency Room BINGO, 'A Double Dose of Dilaudid' will take you on a joyride to the funnier side of the ER. See what a bored husband did to get out of a date night with his wife, learn what happens when you try to make your own meth, and read about items men and women have inserted in their bodies.

Talking Trauma

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ISBN : 161703486X
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Er Confessional

Author : Kyle Smith
ISBN : 1933285923
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If you like E.R., Scrubs, or Grey's Anatomy, you're going to love the hilarious and often touching ER Confessional. Take a look inside what Dr. Smith affectionately refers to as the ?beloved E.R.' With a dry wit and plenty of southern charm, he prescribes a healthy dose of the funniest'and most heart-wrenching'true-life emergency room experiences to ever come wheeling out of the hospital! Dr. Smith cleverly chronicles twenty years? worth of incredible events while interlocking a second story that details the healing process of a lovesick friend. This gurney ride full of twists and turns will have you laughing out loud as Dr. Smith introduces a host of patients with the zaniest afflictions you could ever imagine. But, be prepared to be side-swiped with the emotion and anguish that accompany the realization that no doctor can save every patient.

Trucker Ghost Stories

Author : Annie Wilder
ISBN : 9781429924580
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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In a uniquely entertaining book by a rising star, here are uncanny true tales of haunted highways, weird encounters, and legends of the road. It may have happened to you; it's happened to almost everyone who's ever driven down a highway at night, or in the fog, or snow. Something suddenly appears: a flash of movement, a shadow...what was it? It could be, as the true stories in this book attest, a ghost. These are true stories from the highways and byways of America. These firsthand accounts are as varied as the storytellers themselves—some are detailed and filled with the terror and suspense that made people feel they had to share what happened to them with others; others are brief and straightforward retellings of truly chilling events. Here is a chupacabra attack on the desert highway between L.A. and Las Vegas; ghost trains and soldiers; UFOs; the prom girl ghost of Alabama; a demon in Texas, and other accounts of the creepy, scary things that truckers and other drivers and passengers told to editor Annie Wilder. With so many different stories, Trucker Ghost Stories moves beyond the usual haunted house to offer stories to entice any ghost story reader...and anyone who's ever wondered.... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Ambulance Girl

Author : Jane Stern
ISBN : 0307419770
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The basis for the movie starring Kathy Bates, Ambulance Girl is an inspiring story by a woman who found, somewhat late in life, that “in helping others I learned to help myself.” Jane Stern was a walking encyclopedia of panic attacks, depression, and hypochondria. Her marriage of more than thirty years was suffering, and she was virtually immobilized by fear and anxiety. As the daughter of parents who both died before she was thirty, Stern was terrified of illness and death, and despite the fact that her acclaimed career as a food and travel writer required her to spend a great deal of time on airplanes, she suffered from a persistent fear of flying and severe claustrophobia. Yet, this fifty-two-year-old writer decided to become an emergency medical technician. Stern tells her story with great humor and poignancy, creating a wonderful portrait of a middle-aged, Woody Allen–ish woman who was “deeply and neurotically terrified of sick and dead people,” but who went out into the world to save other people’s lives as a way of saving her own. Her story begins with the boot camp of EMT training: 140 hours at the hands of a dour ex-marine who took delight in presenting a veritable parade of amputations, hideous deformities, and gross disasters. Jane—overweight and badly out of shape—had to surmount physical challenges like carrying a 250-pound man seated in a chair down a dark flight of stairs. After class she did rounds in the emergency room of a local hospital. Each call Stern describes is a vignette of human nature, often with a life in the balance. From an AIDS hospice to town drunks, yuppie wife beaters to psychopaths, Jane comes to see the true nature and underlying mysteries of a town she had called home for twenty years. Throughout the book we follow her as she gets her sea legs, bonds with the firefighters who become her colleagues, and eventually, comes to be known as Ambulance Girl.

Er Behind The Curtain

Author : Gary D. Marks
ISBN : 1482573644
Genre : Medical
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Newly revised!Prepare to be taken through the looking glass and into the secret world of emergency medicine. No punches are pulled, no happy endings ensured. Find out what it really takes (and takes out of) residents and medical students hoping to complete the training required to call themselves ER physicians. The shocking truths exposed behind the curtain will forever change how you view hospitals, residents, and the entire medical profession.Yes, the stories you are about to read REALLY happened, even the ones that seem outside the realm of possibility. Similar events occur daily in ER's across the country. They are just kept quiet, "Behind the Curtain." This first hand account pulls back that shade and reveals ER medicine and residency training in the United States for all to see.This is your survivalist's guide to the Emergency Department. The stories you will read illustrate a number of potential and real downfalls in medical training and even modern ER medicine. By reading through the trials, setbacks, and unexpected traps experienced by me and my colleagues, it is my hope the same errors will be avoided by future residents and the millions of patients that visit ERs every year. As a patient, knowing where and how mistakes are made and knowing even a few of the key "tricks" doctors use to get their own medical care can make the difference between life and death.In essence, this is a chronicle of my journey into another world, a world most people have no idea exits, a world that I hardly grasped as I prepared to enter...

A Thousand Naked Strangers

Author : Kevin Hazzard
ISBN : 9781501110870
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A former paramedic’s visceral, poignant, and mordantly funny account of a decade spent on Atlanta’s mean streets saving lives and connecting with the drama and occasional beauty that lies inside catastrophe. In the aftermath of 9/11 Kevin Hazzard felt that something was missing from his life—his days were too safe, too routine. A failed salesman turned local reporter, he wanted to test himself, see how he might respond to pressure and danger. He signed up for emergency medical training and became, at age twenty-six, a newly minted EMT running calls in the worst sections of Atlanta. His life entered a different realm—one of blood, violence, and amazing grace. Thoroughly intimidated at first and frequently terrified, he experienced on a nightly basis the adrenaline rush of walking into chaos. But in his downtime, Kevin reflected on how people’s facades drop away when catastrophe strikes. As his hours on the job piled up, he realized he was beginning to see into the truth of things. There is no pretense five beats into a chest compression, or in an alley next to a crack den, or on a dimly lit highway where cars have collided. Eventually, what had at first seemed impossible happened: Kevin acquired mastery. And in the process he was able to discern the professional differences between his freewheeling peers, what marked each—as he termed them—as “a tourist,” “true believer,” or “killer.” Combining indelible scenes that remind us of life’s fragile beauty with laugh-out-loud moments that keep us smiling through the worst, A Thousand Naked Strangers is an absorbing read about one man’s journey of self-discovery—a trip that also teaches us about ourselves.

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