Book: E.R. Nurses
Author: James Patterson
This is my 21st read for the year
Patterson gathers several short stories from ER Nurses from all over the country. Nurses who work all differet shifts, and even started in different career paths tell what it is like for them. These nurses witness daily the ups and downs - losing patients and saving them, getting abused and getting hugged, and all the inbetween.
As a nurse myself, I enjoyed this book. While I have never been an ER Nurse, I have always worked as a pediatric nurse. The beginning of my career started at Johns Hopkins Children's Hospital where I worked on a transplant floor. Every patient we watched walk away healthy was a victory. Ever funeral we attended stuck with us. I can still picture so many of the kids I took care of over the years - they are never far from my mind. These nurses are the same - they can recall the toughest and most rewarding cases over their careers. They all share the compassion for people who are at their worst, or in their last moments, or who return from full recovery.