From the Trailer Park to the ER


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I am always impressed with the internet. The vastness of it. The connectivity it provides. The window into worlds that might otherwise remain windowless.

A window that I leaped through for a short month in my life was that of the ER nurse. And honestly, I wasn’t even a nurse at that point. It was a tech. I was fresh, and eager, and not a good fit for the ER. It was one of the scariest and hardest months of my entire life. It takes a certain sense of humor, strong stomach, and a certain gusto that I just did not have.

However, those that do work in the ER know the sense of humor you must have is requirement numero uno. And while I didn’t have many of the other traits needed for he ER, on occasion I do have the sense of humor.

So when fumbling through twitter today, looking for interesting people to follow, I happened upon Matthew Carpenter’s Twitter @MatCar35. In 160 characters he convinced me to now only follow his twitter, but to check out the book’s facebook page, and even share with you his book: From the Trailer Park to the E.R.

@MatCar35’s twitter bio:

I am 40 and an OLD SCHOOL Emergency RN. I am the author of THE Book. You know, the book that all E.R. RN’s threaten to write. From the Trailer Park to the ER.

 From the Trailer Park to the ER you have to laugh twitter Trailer Park social media sense of humor nurses nurse Matthew Carpenter Matt Humour funny facebook emergency E.R. RN E.R comedy chicken soup amazon   From the Trailer Park to the ER you have to laugh twitter Trailer Park social media sense of humor nurses nurse Matthew Carpenter Matt Humour funny facebook emergency E.R. RN E.R comedy chicken soup amazon

I seriously thought he was joking. But nope, the book is for real. It’s for sale on Amazon and you can even get it on your kindle! And while admittedly I haven’t read it, my instincts tell me it would be a nice read. Sort of a counter-culture Chicken Soup for the Nurse’s Soul, perhaps?

Really, it could be filled with 100 pages of stick figures and I would still have to give Matt a good firm handshake. The title alone merits that. 

ER nurses: I want your perspective. Do you have enough sorties to write a book?

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