Guerrilla tactics may be the bedside nurse's only resource in the daily struggle to survive and provide optimal patient care. New nurses will find advice about choosing a hospital, and preserving sanity while working in a hospital. Both new and experienced nurses will benefit from the analysis of hospital interactions with doctors, patients, and other nurses. The interactions are presented in a humorous light, with techniques for optimizing future events. Nurses will meet characters such as Dr. Dim, Dr. Olympus, Nurse Flubbie, and Mr. Spicious.
Pamela Bennett was born in Coalinga, an infinitesimal town in the Central Valley of California. Though she maintains contact with her small town roots, for the last forty-eight years Pam's home has been in the greater Bay Area of Northern California. Pam graduated from U.C.Berkeley in 1977 with a major in physical education, which segued nicely into nursing school and a nursing career. Pam began working in neonatal nursing directly after nursing school, and never changed her focus or hospital. After thirty years, the repetitious nature of most hospital dilemmas became increasingly obvious and more irritating. In order to overcome aggravation and avoid pessimism, the Guerrilla Nursing project was born. Pam's hobbies, besides writing, include construction of rock projects (stone benches, retaining walls, etc.), forest maintenance (pruning and trimming), and genealogy.read more