Lives in the Balance PDF/EPUB Ý Lives in Epub /

Lives in the Balance PDF/EPUB Ý Lives in Epub /


Lives in the Balance ❰Read❯ ➵ Lives in the Balance Author Tilda Shalof – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk A collection that provides a compelling and insightful look into the world of ICU nursesThis is a compelling collection of stories by twenty five nurses working in the ICU a fast paced highly technolo A collection that provides a compelling and insightful look into the world of ICU nursesThis is a compelling collection of stories by twenty five nurses working in the ICU a fast paced highly technological environment where patients’ lives are at stake From cardiac medical surgical and trauma units these nurses share their experiences of caring for critically ill patients after major surgery illnesses accidents traumas and even multiple organ failure These skilled professionals impart their knowledge and insights along with accounts of Lives in Epub / the many challenges stresses joys and dilemmas they face in the ICU The intense emotional and psychological issues that patients families — and the nurses themselves — undergo are also explored This fascinating collection allows us to peer over the shoulders of nurses while they provide life saving care to patients.

  • Paperback
  • 240 pages
  • Lives in the Balance
  • Tilda Shalof
  • English
  • 07 August 2014
  • 9780771079825

10 thoughts on “Lives in the Balance

  1. Tanya Tanya says:

    I'm a nurse and read this on Kindle as a freebie The nursing stories are real to the point and some I could relate with deeply I'm not sure it is for everyone but as a nurse I'm always interested in what others think and feel in the profession I have to say sometimes I cried and often was amazed to see someone felt the same way I have Insecure in ability sometimes guilt over missing something that I should have seen and always impacted by the patients and their families Sometimes even than anything I may have done for them

  2. Amanda Amanda says:

    Admittedly I decided to read this book when I saw that it was offered for free on the Kindle I was nursing a sleepy baby and wanted something new to read while she dozed offAlthough this book was clearly not penned by professional authors it is still uite good I enjoyed it and I appreciated the glimpse into the lives of nurses in the ICU It was far less gory than I expected and instead focused almost exclusively on the emotional and relational aspects of the job I'm really glad that I gave it a try

  3. Martha Martha says:

    A Kindle freebie and although it was interesting I felt a bit cheated because the stories didn't always have endings This may be a factor of the nature of the work of ICU nurses but as a reader I want to know what happened to the patient and their family The best essays were the ones where I found that out

  4. Stephanie Stephanie says:

    I rarely give up on books This was even a free Kindle book and I still uit reading it about halfway through It read like a bunch of high school essays on What I learned as an ICU nurse Poor writingediting made it insanely dull

  5. jamie jamie says:

    I'm a senior nursing student and at this point in my life i'm at a fork in the road or actually in the middle of many different roads diverging in front of me I have no idea where I want to work; when people ask me where I want to work i always reply Wherever i'm hired The job market for new nursing grads is not too great now so beggars can't be choosers Experience is experience I know that once i do have some years of experience behind me I can choose to do a speciality that I am passionate about and will spend much of my life perfecting and learning That's why I've decided to read books about every speciality and gain a general understanding of what each nurse does in a typical day This book had my heart racing and my head spinning at the craziness of the ICU In a moment the patient could be fine vitals stable and resting comfortably yet in the next moment the patient's heart can stop beating or their lungs could stop perfusing The ICU nurse is the first one to react and the first one to panic The ICU team is called and together they work to save the patient's lifeI would love ICU experience at least once in my life definitely not at first thoughSomething that struck me about these stories was how intimate some of the nurse patient connections were I used to be somewhat repelled by working in the ICU because I thought it was so impersonal and that it was all about managing the many different IV's chest tube PICC lines ventilators etc I want that personal connection to the patient which is why I prefer bedside nursing but after reading this book my perspective is very different These nurses shared stories that they will keep in their hearts their whole lives The patients that they have touched will never forget them and these nurses made the difference in not only helping to save their lives but also making a lasting impact through their emotional support

  6. Shonna Froebel Shonna Froebel says:

    This is a collection of stories from nurses who work in ICUs in both Canada and the United States The stories vary from general to specific and uplifting to heart wrenching The ICU nurses work in technologically advanced intellectually demanding work and due to the often one on one nurse to patient ratio can get involved emotionally with their patients These stories bring those experiences to life and the reader can feel the fast pace and intensity of the work that is reuiredThis book opens a window into experiences that we don't often get to see luckily and put real people and personalities into those situations

  7. Adrienne Adrienne says:

    A collection of stories from ICU nurses many of them Canadian giving little vignettes that highlight the struggles and blessings of being a nurse They are all heroes to me Recommended for anyone interested in nursing

  8. Tina Tina says:

    Interesting stories about what happens real life to ICU nurses 4 or 5 page stories from a number of different individuals It was free on Kindle otherwise I never would have picked it up to read

  9. Elaine Elaine says:

    True stories of what goes on in the ICU A graphic look at what these nurses deal with Fitting title because what goes on is truly Lives in the Balance

  10. Ginger Ginger says:

    This is a collection of storiesessays from nurses who have or continue to work in the ICU Very enlightening These stories gave me a whole new perspective on nurses and their profession

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10 thoughts on “Lives in the Balance

  1. Tanya Tanya says:

    I'm a nurse and read this on Kindle as a freebie The nursing stories are real to the point and some I could relate with deeply I'm not sure it is for everyone but as a nurse I'm always interested in what others think and feel in the profession I have to say sometimes I cried and often was amazed to see someone felt the same way I have Insecure in ability sometimes guilt over missing something that I should have seen and always impacted by the patients and their families Sometimes even than anything I may have done for them

  2. Amanda Amanda says:

    Admittedly I decided to read this book when I saw that it was offered for free on the Kindle I was nursing a sleepy baby and wanted something new to read while she dozed offAlthough this book was clearly not penned by professional authors it is still uite good I enjoyed it and I appreciated the glimpse into the lives of nurses in the ICU It was far less gory than I expected and instead focused almost exclusively on the emotional and relational aspects of the job I'm really glad that I gave it a try

  3. Martha Martha says:

    A Kindle freebie and although it was interesting I felt a bit cheated because the stories didn't always have endings This may be a factor of the nature of the work of ICU nurses but as a reader I want to know what happened to the patient and their family The best essays were the ones where I found that out

  4. Stephanie Stephanie says:

    I rarely give up on books This was even a free Kindle book and I still uit reading it about halfway through It read like a bunch of high school essays on What I learned as an ICU nurse Poor writingediting made it insanely dull

  5. jamie jamie says:

    I'm a senior nursing student and at this point in my life i'm at a fork in the road or actually in the middle of many different roads diverging in front of me I have no idea where I want to work; when people ask me where I want to work i always reply Wherever i'm hired The job market for new nursing grads is not too great now so beggars can't be choosers Experience is experience I know that once i do have some years of experience behind me I can choose to do a speciality that I am passionate about and will spend much of my life perfecting and learning That's why I've decided to read books about every speciality and gain a general understanding of what each nurse does in a typical day This book had my heart racing and my head spinning at the craziness of the ICU In a moment the patient could be fine vitals stable and resting comfortably yet in the next moment the patient's heart can stop beating or their lungs could stop perfusing The ICU nurse is the first one to react and the first one to panic The ICU team is called and together they work to save the patient's lifeI would love ICU experience at least once in my life definitely not at first thoughSomething that struck me about these stories was how intimate some of the nurse patient connections were I used to be somewhat repelled by working in the ICU because I thought it was so impersonal and that it was all about managing the many different IV's chest tube PICC lines ventilators etc I want that personal connection to the patient which is why I prefer bedside nursing but after reading this book my perspective is very different These nurses shared stories that they will keep in their hearts their whole lives The patients that they have touched will never forget them and these nurses made the difference in not only helping to save their lives but also making a lasting impact through their emotional support

  6. Shonna Froebel Shonna Froebel says:

    This is a collection of stories from nurses who work in ICUs in both Canada and the United States The stories vary from general to specific and uplifting to heart wrenching The ICU nurses work in technologically advanced intellectually demanding work and due to the often one on one nurse to patient ratio can get involved emotionally with their patients These stories bring those experiences to life and the reader can feel the fast pace and intensity of the work that is reuiredThis book opens a window into experiences that we don't often get to see luckily and put real people and personalities into those situations

  7. Adrienne Adrienne says:

    A collection of stories from ICU nurses many of them Canadian giving little vignettes that highlight the struggles and blessings of being a nurse They are all heroes to me Recommended for anyone interested in nursing

  8. Tina Tina says:

    Interesting stories about what happens real life to ICU nurses 4 or 5 page stories from a number of different individuals It was free on Kindle otherwise I never would have picked it up to read

  9. Elaine Elaine says:

    True stories of what goes on in the ICU A graphic look at what these nurses deal with Fitting title because what goes on is truly Lives in the Balance

  10. Ginger Ginger says:

    This is a collection of storiesessays from nurses who have or continue to work in the ICU Very enlightening These stories gave me a whole new perspective on nurses and their profession

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