Dr. Judy Rowen
Children's LiteratureWith the plethora of medical shows on television, children may think they already know what goes on in an emergency room. This book describes the many components that must work together to care for patients who find themselves in the ERfrom the paramedics who bring in emergency cases, to the medical technologists who process blood samples and run tests. Terms are defined as they are used, including a glossary that appears at the beginning of the text rather than at the end. Photographs of people at work in emergencies are liberally distributed throughout the book. Many of the patients are children, who all appear comfortable and contented. The book concludes with a section about preventing emergencies and being safe. Websites for further information, a glossary and an index also appear at the back. 2005, Crabtree, and Ages 8 to 12.
Dr. Judy Rowen
School Library Journal - School Library JournalGr 1-4-With medium-sized print, many full-color photos, and easy-to-read texts, these introductions to community helpers are child-friendly and appealing. Each spread is headed by a phrase in varied colors, loosely dividing the book into sections. The texts give all of the pertinent information for reports, including the type of education necessary to pursue a career in each field. Good additions to collections needing more materials on the topic.-Lynda Ritterman, Atco Elementary School, Waterford, NJ Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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