About finished with Echo Herons's Intensive Care The Story of a Nurse...

  1. any advice as to which book i should read next? i'm loving this book. i've highlighted many pages that i can turn back to in the future.

    thanks for any and all advice!
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  2. 17 Comments

  3. by   GracefulRN
    Hi,
    Well I am about to start Intensive Care so I don't know how "alike" these books are, but I really enjoyed Suzanne Gordon's Life Support. The real life stories of those nurses were beautiful and inspiring, not to mention that it gives an intimate look at the workings of the healthcare system. It was an eye opener for me. Anyway, if you decide to read it I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did.
  4. by   manna
    Have you read the other Echo Heron books yet?

    Tending Lives was a good one and a quick read - the way it's broken up into sections.
  5. by   Princess_WannaBe
    I am half way into the book Intensive Care and I think it is a great book. I will start nuring school in Fall '05 and I thought it was a great insight on what becoming a nurse and the challenges they face very real. I also plan to go into the ICU so it really helped me a lot to see if thats what I really want to do. Does anyone have any other suggestions on any other greta books to read? What are some other Echo books to read?
  6. by   jenrninmi
    Quote from manna
    Have you read the other Echo Heron books yet?

    Tending Lives was a good one and a quick read - the way it's broken up into sections.
    No, and that's what I was wondering. Does she go in a series? Is Condition Critical the next book in the series?
  7. by   FutureNurse2005
    condition critical is next! its the continuation of the first book. Tending lives has stories from nurses.

    enjoy!
  8. by   12BRN
    Hi everyone.

    I've read Intensive Care and Critical Condition - I am now on Tending Lives and it is good too. I really enjoyed the first two on Echo's life. I'm halfway through Tending Lives and the previous poster is right - it is a quick read and gives a lot of different perspectives on the nursing profession. If anyone has any other RN authors, such as Suzanne Gordan and Echo Herron, they could recommend, I would love to know them. It is what is helping me get through all the dull core classes, kind of like the carrot in front of the cart! Reading about what I'll be doing really keeps me motivated.

    Thanks!
  9. by   jnette
    Quote from FutureNurse2005
    condition critical is next! its the continuation of the first book. Tending lives has stories from nurses.

    enjoy!
    Read all three in succession.. like in one week per book (and that's working fulltime, too.) Couldn't put them down ! Excellent, excellent, excellent !!!
  10. by   Spidey's mom
    Yep, I reread all three at least once a year. Great books.

    steph
  11. by   WickedRedRN
    How Ironic...I just bought Intensive Care last night at the bookstore :chuckle I am LOVING it so far!
  12. by   jenrninmi
    Thanks everyone! That is exactly what I was looking for! Can't wait until I get Condition Critical in the mail!
  13. by   mariessas_mom
    I am also reading Tending Lives, can't put it down!! Nurses, The Human Touch by Michael Brown, R.N. is similar and also very engrossing.
  14. by   RedSox33RN
    I haven't heard of them, but they are on my reading list now! How could they not be, with all these great recommendations??? :chuckle

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