Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Confessions of A Trauma Junkie by Sherry Jones Mayo, RN, EMTP, NCCM

Genre: Non-Fiction

Sherry Jones Mayo shares the real life experiences of what goes on in an ER and the emotional and physical toll it takes on the medical professionals involved. As an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and an Emergency Room Nurse, Ms. Mayo has first hand knowledge and gives readers an inside glimpse into this amazing world.

Ms. Mayo details the tragedies and sometimes even the joy that happens in the ER on an everyday basis. Readers will learn what it feels like to be on both sides of the gurney, as a patient as well as a medical professional. Some of the stories will tear your heart out, while others will bring a smile or two.

As I read this book, I felt as if I was there in the ER as a spectator as the EMTs, paramedics, doctors, nurses and all the hardworking medical staff fought to save life after life. I always knew how hard these people worked, but this gave me a new appreciation for these courageous people. I was mesmerized by each story I read. This book was over way too fast. I do hope we’ll get to read more about these remarkable people.

Thank you to Sherry Jones Mayo for sending this book my way. You are an incredible woman and I admire you for everything you and your colleagues have done for all of us.

I am also giving this my Socrates' Great Book Alert Award as any book that can effect me this way deserves it.


  1. I used to love watching ER until I had the kids and then it started to upset me. I wonder if this would be easier. At least by reading it,my imagination can tone down the images in my head.


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