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Summary

Get your scrubs on, and don't forget your stethoscope. Welcome to the ER.

This book is not about life and death struggles. This book is the polar opposite. It is about the absolute, over-the-top insanity that I have witnessed during my time in the ER. This book is the untold, unseen, and unshared rants and raves of an ER nurse who has been slowly driven mad by his patients. I want you, the listener to step into my scrubs, see this bizarre world through my eyes, and understand that once you stop laughing in the ER, it's time to quit.

This book is the stupid stories that I still don't believe. It's the codes gone crazy. It's the "I can't believe you said that." It's a testament to everything an ER nurse puts up with on a day in and day out basis that most people don't know exists. It makes Scrubs, E.R., House, and all the other medical shows look like fairy tales.

As an ER nurse, I want to let the world know that when we pull that curtain and leave the room, we are laughing because let's face it, it's funny. Please don't listen to this book if you think you are going to hear about nursing at its finest. This is not Florence Nightingale's kind of nursing; this is the grit, spit, vomit and s#!t that comes with the job I love and hate so much.

©2015 Blue Llama Publishing (P)2015 Blue Llama Publishing

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  • 22-06-16

interesting, but.....

Not as enchantingring as I thought. stories seemed rushed.. This is a nurse with an attitude.

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  • T. Thompson
  • 30-11-17

A waste........

A book anyone having watched a medical TV show could have written. Nothing even remotely interesting, insightful or funny.

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  • Jane Baker
  • 05-01-16

Funny, funny, and true

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

As a nurse I found the stories and situations both hysterical and true! I laughed a lot which got a lot of stares on a quiet subway train when I was listening.

What did you like best about this story?

It gives an insiders look at what an ER is like and how people really act which is both ridiculous and stunning.

Have you listened to any of Cody J. Johnson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This was my first listen to this reader. Did a great job bringing out the humor and emotions or the stories.

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  • bethann
  • 06-12-15

Allergic reaction to smarmy

hey, I have a sense of humor, can appreciate sarcasm, and can roll with the punches. I thought I was embarking on pithy tales from the authors workplace-thought I would get a greater appreciation for the work my friends do.
Instead, I found myself banned to the lobby...waiting and waiting to be drawn in;
his words were experienced as kinda shallow and whiney --not unlike the patients he complained about.
I found nothing compelling about these "stories" - in fact, there seemed there were no stories of substance, just a regurgitation of job expectations shared in a way that seemed kinda bitchy.
By the time I got to "mental health, i just had to stop. Throughout the book, the author inserts disclaimers to assure the listener that he really does care & has respect for his patients. However, these declarations just serve as dropcloths for the really undignified prose and cliché he spits out thereafter. He seems more invested in championing his mother's stigmatizing views on "crazy" than to share meaningful stories that illustrate his view. you can tell a great deal about a health care provider by their use of language. He seemed more committed to describing people negatively, than sharing the experiences in a way that mattered, that made me want to know more. He barely scratched the surface, and then it was in service of himself.

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  • Diane
  • 31-07-18

good book, poor performer

very awkward chapter transitions. emotions hard to detect in performers voice. topic and story entertaining

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  • Mandy Saxton
  • 26-10-17

Great listen

I listened on my way to work.....RN ER, IV team. I work the swing 1-130am. I loved it, very funny and relatable! Thanks, 25+yrs RN

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  • Crazyone
  • 22-09-17

Nurses life

Played this on a road trip with my family and everyone loved it. This isn't just about ER RN's. I don't care if you work on the floor or in the unit you have to put up with this stuff. Dani did what we all think of doing when you leave the patient room, go to the nurses station, look at your coworkers and say, "We've got to start writing this S@!/ down, no one would believe it". Found myself laughing and nodding along with the book.

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  • Susan Winegardner
  • 15-07-17

So real!

I've worked in an ER for several years and I could so relate to you all the things this nurse had to say. I laughed, I shook my head yes, shook my head no as I thought about all those crazy things that happen daily in every ER across the country.