Flight Nurse Book Called Trauma Junkie - page 3

by turquoisefire 14,327 Views | 29 Comments

Hey all, I'm currently reading Trauma Junkie: Memoirs of an Emergency Flight Nurse by Janice Hudson. I'm loving it right now. I wanted to throw it out here as an option for learning more information about flight nursing or at... Read More


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    I really enjoyed the book when I read it a couple of years ago. It was a factor on why I went through EMT training, it made me realize that I loved emergency medicine.
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    I just finished to book also. Wow what a story. I love the fact that she rides horses too. I have recommended this book to all of my medical and veterinary minded friends.
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    Excellent book, I've read it twice (both editions). Can't say enough about it!
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    I know this is an old thread. Is there a difference in the first and second edition? If I just finished the second would it be worth reading the first now?


    Thanks
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    trauma junkie...dont need a book or movie. Some nurses like me, thrive on trauma, makes me feel human. and I get paid for it.
    you get creative in your care, because sometimes whats available does not work. But once you get the patient stabilized, you start breathing again.
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    Quote from royhanosn
    trauma junkie...dont need a book or movie. Some nurses like me, thrive on trauma, makes me feel human. and I get paid for it.
    you get creative in your care, because sometimes whats available does not work. But once you get the patient stabilized, you start breathing again.
    So you're posting in a thread about the book because.....you want us to know you didn't read it? Okey dokey.
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    I've read both editions twice. Outstanding read! The big difference between the first and second edition are an extra chapter, some extra background info about how the book came to be in the first place. There is also a section in the back which reads like a "where are they now?".
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    I also read this book!! Great read!!!! I would definitely recommend it to any nurses out there!!
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    Just ordered it from Amazon. Bought another orange book call EMERGENCY...Can't wait to start reading it! I have not read for enjoyment in 5yrs I guess. (Usually read about medical 'need to know' stuff)
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    Air Medical Transport Teams can vary depending on location or place of employment. Some programs do more trauma, others more medical transports. Trauma Junkie focuses on the trauma portion of flight nursing.

    I am a flight nurse practitioner and have spent the last few years documenting some of my more memorable transports (rotor-wing, fixed-wing, and mobile ICU).
    Last edit by Esme12 on Jul 27, '13 : Reason: TOS/solicitation


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