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Tending lives : nurses on the medical front / Echo Heron.

By: Heron, Echo.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Ivy Books, 1999Edition: 1st mass market ed.Description: xiii, 400 p. ; 17 cm.ISBN: 0804118213 (pbk.); 9780804118217 (pbk.).Subject(s): Nursing -- AnecdotesSummary: Echo Heron, a critical-care nurse, recounts narratives of real-life medical dramas experienced by nurses across the country. Includes a penitentiary nurse, a stroke victim, and moment-by-moment memories of nurses who served in the aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombing.
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Echo Heron, a critical-care nurse, recounts narratives of real-life medical dramas experienced by nurses across the country. Includes a penitentiary nurse, a stroke victim, and moment-by-moment memories of nurses who served in the aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombing.

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Library Journal Review

Heron's earlier books, Intensive Care: The Story of a Nurse (Ivy, 1988) and Condition Critical: The Story of a Nurse Continues (LJ 3/1/94), were personal narratives reflecting the author's experiences as a nurse and her views on hospitals and the industry that is healthcare today. Her latest volume invites colleagues to share their stories. Some are heartbreaking, others hilarious (if you think you've had a bad day, read Carol P.'s story of her encounters with Delbert and Mr. X). A brief introduction to each contributor provides background about age, education, and specialty (trauma, pediatrics, etc.). Vignettes may be as short as two pages. On the other hand, in the book's longest chapter five nurses laboring behind the scenes through the tragedy of the Oklahoma City bombing bring the confusion, sadness, and professional grit vividly to life. Unless you can handle an emotional roller coaster, savor this book one chapter at a time. Either way, it is a welcome addition to nursing or larger health collections.‘Anne C. Tomlin, Auburn Memorial Hosp. Lib., NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Echo Heron is the author of the bestselling Intensive Care: The Story of a Nurse; Condition Critical: The Story of a Nurse Continues; and the medical thrillers Pulse, Panic, and Paradox. She was a critical-care nurse in the San Francisco Bay Area for eighteen years and is a spokesperson for nurses and patients' rights. Ms. Heron and her cat, Mooshie, currently reside in California.

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