Author Ron Martin’s new book “Critical Mass: The Extremely Dangerous Life of an Emergency Nurse” is a gripping account of the author’s life working in emergency medicine

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Recent release “Critical Mass: The Extremely Dangerous Life of an Emergency Nurse” from Page Publishing author Ron Martin is the harrowing autobiographical account of the author’s experiences during war in the jungles of Viet Nam and his post-war emergency medical work, nobly working to save the lives of those most in need in society to overcome administrative shortcomings.

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Ron Martin, a forty-year worker in the medical profession, has completed his new book “Critical Mass: The Extremely Dangerous Life of an Emergency Nurse”: a gripping and potent autobiographical tale of the author’s life in the variably dangerous profession of emergency medicine.

Ron Martin writes, “The original intention of this book was to be a composite of my life as a helicopter flight nurse, my dream for many years, with flashbacks from my past and how they became relevant years later in forming the unique individual I am today. However, during the writing of my book, I became gravely ill from an unknown, undetected blood-borne (and work-related I might add) disease that I will hopefully die with, not from. I lost track of my manuscript for several years through several moves over the US, and after finally rediscovering my disk, I had to seek professional computer guidance to transfer my data from four-inch floppy disk to CD format. So much had transpired during those ten-plus years that were worthy of mention that I decided to extend my story to cover my life to present day. I have experienced and survived more bizarre, exotic, frightening, life-altering, life-threatening experiences in my nursing career than likely most anyone in the same profession. The proof is in the fact that I am alive to complete this account. The final insult that ended my inimitable, exceptional career as one of the most experienced clinical emergency nurses to walk the halls of any hospital is one that I sincerely hope will raise questions for hospital administrators, managers, state and federal legislators, attorneys, and idealistic young men and women who dare enter the most dangerous profession in the US, the health care industry.”

Published by Page Publishing, Ron Martin’s revelatory tale begins with the author as a young man who postpones a promising sports career and declines college scholarships in favor of joining the U.S. Marines to fight a war against an unknown enemy in the jungles of Viet Nam. Only after returning home does he discover his military training and skills will be required even more to survive the asphalt jungles of America. With recurring flashbacks to the music and turbulence of the 1960s, the author attempts to comprehend the meaning and significance of each traumatic experience and find some redemption from these unforgettable occurrences.

Deeply conflicted and troubled from the horrors of war, the author resurrects his earlier fascination with treetop flying and follows his passionate ambition—to fly in helicopters while helping others. As a flight nurse, ER nurse, EMT, paramedic, and firefighter, he becomes personally and spiritually impacted by increased hospital violence, drugs, tragic deaths, and coping with the horrible consequences of alcohol and its collective effect on society. Meanwhile, hospital administrations have failed to acknowledge or accept responsibility for violence against its employees and spent more energy and resources taking extreme measures to equivocate and deny the problem exists, rather than decisively providing a safe work environment for their staff.

The author’s personal experiences and resolved confrontations with PTSD and depression, death and dying, major trauma and serious illness, betrayal and deceit, opioid dependence and suicidal ideology, and relentlessness challenge his resolute determination to persevere and serve those who need help the most.

Readers who wish to experience this mesmerizing work can purchase “Critical Mass: The Extremely Dangerous Life of an Emergency Nurse” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes Store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

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