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Author Hudson, Janice, 1959-

Title Trauma junkie : memoirs of an emergency flight nurse / Janice Hudson.

Publication Info. Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, [2010]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Coal City PL Stacks - CCBB-2  610.73 HUD    AVAILABLE
Edition Second edition revised and expanded.
Description 272 pages : illustrations, portraits
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Includes index.
Summary Is there an afterlife? Janice Hudson, who's seen her share of death, ventures an assuring yes in this memoir about her years as a trauma nurse. In May 1987, newlywed intensive-care nurse Hudson was recruited to join a helicopter ambulance service and "fly out to accidents, scrape up the patients and try to get them to qualified care in that first 'golden hour,' when they'd have the best chance for meaningful survival after traumatic injuries." Hudson hits on the usual suspects: barroom brawls, failed suicide attempts, and grisly car wrecks. She also recounts what are likely to be some of the more unusual cases, including a call from a woman who insisted that her mountaintop home was being overrun by an army of mountain lions (which turned out to be a single housecat, amplified thanks to the caller's diet of alcohol and crystal meth). Death is a constant in her pages, but so is Hudson's belief that something interesting awaits us afterward, as a few of her eerie anecdotes attest. -Amazon
Subject Hudson, Janice, 1959-
Hudson, Janice, 1959-
Hudson, Janice, 1959-
Emergency Nursing -- California -- Autobiography.
Air Ambulances -- California -- Autobiography.
Emergency medical personnel -- California -- San Francisco -- Biography.
Nurses -- California -- San Francisco -- Biography.
Personnel médical d'urgence -- Californie -- San Francisco -- Biographies.
Infirmières -- Californie -- San Francisco -- Biographies.
Other Form: Online version: Hudson, Janice, 1959- Trauma junkie. 2nd ed. rev. and expanded. Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, c2010 (OCoLC)760907256
ISBN 9781554076147

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