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Miracles Mayhem in the ER Bonus Edition

Miracles   Mayhem in the ER  Bonus Edition Author Brent Rock Russell
ISBN-10 9781943425617
Release 2016-05-31
Pages 325
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In Miracles and Mayhem in the ER: Bonus Edition, Dr. Brent Russell builds on his first edition with more true-life stories of his early days as an Emergency Room doctor. Contemplative and oftentimes hilarious, Dr. Russell leads the reader through the glass doors and down the narrow halls of the ER where desperate patients, young and old, come to get well. Occasionally heart wrenching and always fast-paced, Miracles and Mayhem in the ER: Bonus Edition will have readers holding their breath one second and celebrating the next. Through his night shifts at a renowned Portland, OR hospital, Russell discovers his role and his confidence as he treats people from all walks of life including humanity's most bizarre in the ER. Each shift brings a new, bracing story to tell, and with this Bonus Edition, there's even more Miracles and Mayhem to enjoy.



Emergency

Emergency  Author Mark Brown, MD
ISBN-10 9780307829597
Release 2013-05-15
Pages 320
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Long before the hit TV show E.R., emergency room doctor Mark Brown decided that the world just had to know about real life in a hospital's E.R. He canvassed 15,000 doctors and nurses across the country, asking them to contribute the stories, dramas, the ridiculous sagas, and the immensely humorous moments that make up their lives in the war zone, or "pit."



Confessions of Emergency Room Doctors

Confessions of Emergency Room Doctors Author Rocky Lang
ISBN-10 9780740789601
Release 2009-01-01
Pages 208
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Rocky Lang and Dr. Erick Montero offer up more than 200 firsthand accounts of emergency room dramas along with bizarre and insightful medical facts and stats inside Confessions of Emergency Room Doctors. Sample entries include: * Strange Disease Fact: A melcryptovestimentaphilliac is someone who compulsively steals ladies underwear. * Dr. Brown, Chicago Hospital, writes: "A woman came into the ER, ready to give birth, followed by her husband and about ten kids. Their last name was King. We took her to the operating room and soon I came out and announced that he was the proud father of a baby boy--I told him his wife said that he should name the little one. Mr. King scratched his head and said, "Gee I just don't know, I've just about used up all the names I can think of." He glanced up at a sign that read, "No Smoking." "That's it," he says, "I'll name him Nosmo--Nosmo King."



Angels on Call

Angels on Call Author Robert D. Lesslie
ISBN-10 9780736938112
Release 2010-08-01
Pages 272
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Somewhere between writing checks in the 80's and swiping a piece of plastic today, we missed the significance of the emerging cashless society. But there are reasons to take notice. According to Mark Hitchcock, author of several bestselling prophecy books and a trusted expert in this field, what is happening in the world today is consistent with prophecy written in Revelation 13, which predicts a one-world economy under the rule of the Antichrist. With current research on the global economic, technological, and religious landscape, Hitchcock addresses important questions, including: Will there be a one-world economy in the end times? What is the mark of the beast? Does modern technology relate to the mark? How does the absence of cash prime things for the Antichrist? The advent of the cashless society is an important one to examine and think through in light of God's Word and His promises.



Angels in the ER

Angels in the ER Author Robert D. Lesslie
ISBN-10 9780736931205
Release 2008-08-01
Pages 240
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Twenty-five years in the ER could become a resume for despair, but for Dr. Robert D. Lesslie it's a foundation for inspiring tales of angels who are friends, nurses, doctors, patients, strangers, or those unseen but clearly present "others" in the midst of trial. "The ER is a difficult and challenging place to be. Yet the same pressures and stresses that make this place so challenging also provide an opportunity to experience some of life's greatest wonders and mysteries." Dr. Lesslie illuminates messages of hope while sharing captivating stories about: discovering lessons from the ER frontline watching miracles unfold witnessing the handiwork of angels holding onto faith during tragedy and triumph embracing the healing balm of hope For anyone who enjoys stories of the miraculous, this gathering is a reminder that hope turns emergencies into opportunities and each trial into a demonstration of God's grace.



Caged Lightning

Caged Lightning Author Brent Rock Russell
ISBN-10 9781943425686
Release 2016-07-12
Pages 438
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“Like an arrow in the hand of a warrior, so are the sons of those who have been shaken. Hurl lightning bolts and scatter them. Shoot your arrows and rout them.” King David, circa 1000 BC Wyatt Striker hated to admit that he was nervous. A senator he had treated in the ER after a mountain biking accident had invited Wyatt and his wife to a party at his vacation home near Tijuana. Unfortunately he did not mention that a dozen of California's most influential people would be there, too. He knew he had faced far worse situations during his glory days in special ops, but he hardly thought his training would help with this one. When he arrived at the house early, however, he was caught off guard by what seemed to be a two-bit burglar. The thief's behavior, which included nearly putting a peephole in Wyatt's cranium, suggested something much more dangerous. Shaken, he returned home to find his sister-in-law tied to a chair in the kitchen, his son gone, and a ransom note on the table. As he attempts to connect the dots, he discovers that the captor is less interested in the money than in Wyatt. Confused and determined, he sets off to unravel the web of leads and players. Will his calm and careful mind and the resources he can muster be enough to outsmart the captor? Will he discover the deadly identity of his adversary before it's too late? In this fast-paced action adventure, Brent Russell weaves a tapestry of mystery, suspense, and good-old-fashioned fight scenes described in a uniquely thrilling voice.



My Own Medicine

My Own Medicine Author Geoffrey Kurland
ISBN-10 9781940941004
Release 2013-11-22
Pages 239
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Approaching his forty-first birthday, Dr. Geoffrey Kurland was a busy man. His work as a Pediatric Pulmonologist , caring for children with lung diseases such as cystic fibrosis and asthma, led to long hours on the wards at the University of California, Davis Medical Center. At the same time, he was in the midst of training for the Western States Endurance Run, a grueling 100-mile long footrace across the wilderness of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. His long training runs, the responsibilities of patient care and teaching, and relationships attempting to replace his departed girlfriend occupied most of his life. Dr. Kurland’s ordered world is suddenly turned upside-down when he is diagnosed with Hairy Cell Leukemia, a rare blood cancer with a low survival rate. His work, his running, and his friendships are altered by his struggle to survive. He finds he must undergo many of the procedures he performed on his patients, must endure surgery and chemotherapy, and must relinquish control of his life to his physicians, surgeons, and his disease. He learns first-hand what cannot be taught in medical school about the consuming power of a chronic illness and its treatment. Confronting his own mortality, Dr. Kurland is now the patient while remaining a physician and runner. With the support of his physicians at the Mayo Clinic, the University of California, and the University of Pittsburgh, he resolves to continue to live his life despite his potentially fatal disease. He discovers his personal inner strengths as well as weaknesses as he struggles to confront his illness and regain some of the control he lost to it. Along his nearly two and a half year journey, we follow Dr. Kurland as he endures surgical procedures, chemotherapy, and life-threatening complications of his illness. He emerges into remission with new inner strength and understanding of what it means to be a doctor. He also finds that he is still a runner, with the same goal, to run the 100 miles across the Sierra Mountains. PRAISE: “Taut, dramatic, and intensely real…Very well written.” —Oliver Sacks, bestselling author of Seeing Voices and Hallucinations "[My Own Medicine] should be required reading for every medical professional. Kurland never asks for sympathy or pity...What comes through powerfully is his humanity, which his own bout with illnesses has clearly enhanced, and from which both his patients and his readers will benefit." —The New York Times "While training as a pediatric pulmonologist, Kurland told a patient, 'I know how you feel'; years later, when he was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia, he discovered just how untrue this was...The way in which serious illness alters one's sense of self and of life is compellingly expressed in this energetic, nervy narrative, as Kurland's illness and eventual recovery collide with a host of profound shifts—a big career move, the death of a colleague, an unravelling relationship with his girlfriend, and a deepening one with his parents." —The New Yorker



A License to Heal

A License to Heal Author Steven Bentley, M.D.
ISBN-10 9781491730089
Release 2014-04-04
Pages 142
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Steven Bentley, M.D. is a board certified ER doctor with a career spanning more than thirty years in various North Carolina emergency departments. His journey began in the mid-1970’s when he chose to pursue a career in medicine. In his youthful perspective he came to regard doctors as the good guys, the ones who healed people and saved lives. He knew that he would be one of those good guys one day. He describes the real world of emergency medicine from the viewpoint of a practicing emergency physician. In the dynamic world of emergency medicine, there is a great deal of pain, blood and tragedy, but there is also hope, compassion and excitement – for both the patients and the staff. “His is a genuine, sympathetic voice, quick to praise or condemn doctors and nurses as deserved, while also offering a mature understanding of the oddities of human behavior” - Foreword Clarion “A License to Heal” is a pleasure to read, and will enlighten readers as to the inner workings of the emergency room, and the practice of medicine in general. - Foreword Clarion “Bentley emerges as a compassionate doctor who sympathizes with his patients, including those who have allowed their bodies to fall apart” - Kirkus Reviews “The writing is effective; Bentley emerges as the doctor everyone would want in a medical emergency. An invaluable inside look at the realities of the U.S. health care system.” - Kirkus Reviews



Just Here Trying to Save a Few Lives

Just Here Trying to Save a Few Lives Author Pamela Grim
ISBN-10 9780446555050
Release 2008-12-21
Pages 320
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An emergency medicine physician for nearly a decade, Dr. Pamela Grim has delivered babies, treated heart attacks, saved car accident victims, comforted the dying, and consoled the living who were left behind. She has worked all over the world, caring for victims of gang life in America's inner cities, victims of the war in Bosnia, poverty-stricken patients in Nigeria, and bank presidents in the United States. Relating these rich and varied experiences with compelling prose, Dr. Grim takes readers into the E.R. and lets them experience first-hand what it takes to make split-second, life-and-death decisions in the course of an average day. And with unflinching honesty, she conveys what it's like to be a caring physician with one of the most demanding, exhilarating, frustrating, and rewarding jobs in the world.



The Blood of Strangers

The Blood of Strangers Author Frank Huyler
ISBN-10 9780520950726
Release 1999-09-02
Pages 163
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Reminiscent of Chekhov's stories, The Blood of Strangers is a visceral portrayal of a physician's encounters with the highly charged world of an emergency room. In this collection of spare and elegant stories, Dr. Frank Huyler reveals a side of medicine where small moments—the intricacy of suturing a facial wound, the bath a patient receives from her husband and daughter—interweave with the lives and deaths of the desperately sick and injured. The author presents an array of fascinating characters, both patients and doctors—a neurosurgeon who practices witchcraft, a trauma surgeon who unexpectedly commits suicide, a wounded murderer, a man chased across the New Mexico desert by a heat-seeking missile. At times surreal, at times lyrical, at times brutal and terrifying, The Blood of Strangers is a literary work that emerges from one of the most dramatic specialties of modern medicine. This deeply affecting first book has been described by one early reader as "the best doctor collection I have seen since William Carlos Williams's The Doctor Stories."



Believe It Or Not

Believe It Or Not Author Kevin Pezzi
ISBN-10 0965560627
Release 1998
Pages 190
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The enormous popularity of the television show "ER" reveals the intense interest that people have about this subject. Blending humor, wit, and first-person insights, an ER physician recollects numerous stories which lend credence to the belief that truth is stranger than fiction.



Cook County ICU

Cook County ICU Author Cory Franklin
ISBN-10 9780897339285
Release 2015-09-01
Pages 240
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An inside look at one of the nation's most famous public hospitals as seen through the eyes of its longtime director of intensive care Filled with stories of strange medical cases and unforgettable patients culled from a 30-year career in medicine, Cook County ICU offers readers a peek into the inner workings of a hospital. Author Dr. Cory Franklin, who headed the hospital's intensive care unit from the 1970s through the 1990s, shares his most unique and bizarre experiences, including the deadly Chicago heatwave of 1995, treating the first AIDS patients in the country before the disease was diagnosed, the nurse with rare Muchausen syndrome, the only surviving ricin victim, and the professor with Alzheimer's hiding the effects of the wrong medication. Surprising, darkly humorous, heartwarming, and sometimes tragic, these stories provide a big-picture look at how the practice of medicine has changed over the years, making it an enjoyable read for patients, doctors, and anyone with an interest in medicine.



Hot Lights Cold Steel

Hot Lights  Cold Steel Author Dr. Michael J. Collins
ISBN-10 9781429903073
Release 2007-04-01
Pages 320
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When Michael Collins decides to become a surgeon, he is totally unprepared for the chaotic life of a resident at a major hospital. A natural overachiever, Collins' success, in college and medical school led to a surgical residency at one of the most respected medical centers in the world, the famed Mayo Clinic. But compared to his fellow residents Collins feels inadequate and unprepared. All too soon, the euphoria of beginning his career as an orthopedic resident gives way to the feeling he is a counterfeit, an imposter who has infiltrated a society of brilliant surgeons. This story of Collins' four-year surgical residency traces his rise from an eager but clueless first-year resident to accomplished Chief Resident in his final year. With unparalleled humor, he recounts the disparity between people's perceptions of a doctor's glamorous life and the real thing: a succession of run down cars that are towed to the junk yard, long weekends moonlighting at rural hospitals, a family that grows larger every year, and a laughable income. Collins' good nature helps him over some of the rough spots but cannot spare him the harsh reality of a doctor's life. Every day he is confronted with decisions that will change people's lives-or end them-forever. A young boy's leg is mangled by a tractor: risk the boy's life to save his leg, or amputate immediately? A woman diagnosed with bone cancer injures her hip: go through a painful hip operation even though she has only months to live? Like a jolt to the system, he is faced with the reality of suffering and death as he struggles to reconcile his idealism and aspiration to heal with the recognition of his own limitations and imperfections. Unflinching and deeply engaging, Hot Lights, Cold Steel is a humane and passionate reminder that doctors are people too. This is a gripping memoir, at times devastating, others triumphant, but always compulsively readable.



The Most Unfeeling Doctor in the World and Other True Tales from the Emergency Room

The Most Unfeeling Doctor in the World and Other True Tales from the Emergency Room Author Melissa Yuan-Innes
ISBN-10 1475122322
Release 2012-04-21
Pages 144
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When I mention that I work in an emergency room, people usually say, 1. Are you a nurse? 2. Wow. That must be really hard. 3. What's it like? This is what it's like to be an emergency doctor. That teenager puking up two liters of vodka and his stomach lining at triage? Yup. Blood pouring out of a terrified pregnant woman? Call me. And, of course, the patient who no longer has a nosebleed screaming at me across the department, "YOU are the most UNFEELING DOCTOR I have EVER MET!" Fun fun fun. Let me peel back the curtain for you. It's not an iron curtain. In the emerg, it's most likely a crummy fabric curtain that too many other people have sneezed on. Come on in.



People of the Er

People of the Er Author Philip Allen Green, M.d.
ISBN-10 154822295X
Release 2017-09-09
Pages 178
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Standing in the trauma room of an emergency department is like standing at ground zero of a nuclear reaction, only it's not radiation that is released-but stories. Stories that are told and retold, sometimes just until the end of the shift, but sometimes for decades. A survivor of domestic violence makes it to the hospital but cannot trust anyone. An anonymous man passes away after being taken to the emergency room, and no one can identify him. The spouse of a cancer patient must decide whether to force her to undergo chemotherapy or to let her pass away in peace. These stories-and all the rest in People of the ER-grapple with what it means to be human in the face of trauma and death. Written by the author of Trauma Room Two, People of the ER, delves deeper into the lives of the patients and staff that work in a small, rural emergency room.



Trauma Room Two

Trauma Room Two Author Philip Allen Green
ISBN-10 1511900024
Release 2015-09-03
Pages 162
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In every hospital emergency department there is a room reserved for trauma. It is a place where life and death are separated by the thinnest of margins. A place where some families celebrate the most improbable of victories while others face the most devastating of losses. A place where what matters the most in this life is revealed. Trauma Room Two is just such a place. In this collection of short stories, Dr. Green takes the reader inside the hidden emotional landscape of emergency medicine. Based on fifteen years of experience as an ER physician, he reveals the profound moments that often occur in emergency rooms for patients, their families, and the staff that work there.



Hospital Always Wins

Hospital Always Wins Author Issa Ibrahim
ISBN-10 9781613735152
Release 2016-06-01
Pages 288
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Issa Ibrahim's memoir details in searing prose his development of severe mental illness leading to the accidental killing of his mother, his acquittal by reason of insanity, and his subsequent commission to a mental hospital for nearly 20 years. Raised in an idyllic creative environment, mom and dad cultivating his talent, Issa watches his family's descent into chaos in the drug-crazed late 1980s. Following his father's death, Issa, grief-stricken and vulnerable, develops a drug habit. Within two years he is addicted, psychosis prompting his belief that his mother is possessed and he must exorcise her. Issa receives the insanity plea and is committed to an insane asylum with no release date. But that is only the beginning of his odyssey. Institutional and sexual sins cause further punishments, culminating in a heated legal battle for freedom. Written with great verve and immediacy, The Hospital Always Wins paints a detailed picture of a broken mental health system, but also reveals the power of art, when nurtured in a benign environment, to provide a resource for recovery. Ultimately this is a story about survival and atonement through creativity and courage against almost insurmountable odds.