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Friday, June 26, 2009

ARC Arrival: Confessions of a Trauma Junkie

Confessions of a Trauma Junkie: My Life as a Nurse Paramedic by Sherry Jones Mayo, Rn, EMTP, NCCM

Publisher: Modern History Press

I received this book directly from the author. Thank you Sherry!

About the book: Take a ride in the back of the ambulance. Share the innermost feelings of emergency services workers as they encounter trauma, tragedy, redemption, and even a little humor. Sherry Jones Mayo has been an Emergency Medical Technician, Emergency Room Nurse, and an onscene critical incident debriefer for Hurricane Katrina. 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. (from the book cover)

Read an excerpt of Confessions of a Trauma Junkie (Have the Kleenex handy)

About the author: Sherry Jones Mayo is a native of Michigan, a registered nurse and a licensed paramedic. Currently an emergency room trauma nurse in Las Vegas, Nevada she has combined her experience in emergency medicine and critical incident stress management (CISM) with a love for writing, having published her work in several military, civilian, medical, collegiate and Internet forums.

Sherry’s experience in both rural and urban emergency medicine stirred an interest in critical incident stress management. In her 19 years of involvement with the United States Air Force Auxiliary, Civil Air Patrol, she has advanced to the grade of Lieutenant Colonel. During her tenure as the National Director, Critical Incident Stress Management at CAP, she demonstrated an exceptional mastery of the subject, and was the key architect in the development of CAP's National CISM Program, taking it from concept to a full program supporting the emergency services and first responder work of the organizations 50,000+ volunteers.

Sherry is a member of, and Approved Instructor for the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF). She is also a Diplomate with the National Center for Crisis Management.

Sherry lives in Las Vegas with her husband Gary and their loving kitten, Izzy. (from author's website)

Confessions of a Trauma Junkie
Publisher/Publication Date: Modern History Press, June 2009
ISBN: 978-1-932690-96-5
218 pages

1 comment:

Heidi V said...

This sounds like a good read!

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