2 Kids and Tired Book Reviews – July 17, 2009
“It’s a rare look into the healing profession. As I read, I came away with a greater appreciation for those who save lives daily.”
“Honest and engrossing. I enjoyed this first responder perspective. Sherry Jones Mayo has been an EMT, Emergency Room Nurse and a Critical Incident counselor. She brings the reader into the ER and into the ambulance. So much of our medical experience is from television shows like ER and House, and Grey’s Anatomy. But, unless you’re a medical professional, you have no way of understanding the experience and pressure Emergency Service Personnel face on a daily basis. These people choose these professions; they choose to be on the front lines of emergency care and saving lives.
Sherry’s book is a series of vignettes, some her own experiences, some from other EMS personnel. Many are hysterically funny and irreverent about those strange and obnoxious patients. Others are tender, recounting an EMTs first patient loss, or the aftermath of a traumatic experience and the importance of crisis counseling for care givers.
It’s a rare look into the healing profession. As I read, I came away with a greater appreciation for those who save lives daily.”