The Bookshop features a range of books for those with an interest in studying first, emergency medicine, teaching and so on. Books that appear on this page have an independent review by a member of staff. Not all books are textbooks also included are some books by those writting about experiences from the frontline of medicine, these include reviews by staff as well.
More books will be added soon.
Where possible the bookshop links to Amazon.co.uk. Any money is used for staff who need books as part of their Personal Development Plan that aren't readily available through the existing company library. This could be a book to help them learn sign Language, another language, learn a new computer language or computer software. All staff have to do is show some benefit to White Star Medical or it's customers. This encourages staff to develop a diverse range of skills without having to worry the accountant.
Blood, Sweat and Tea: Real Life Adventures in an Inner-city Ambulance
By Tom Reynolds
Tom Reynolds, a London Ambulance Service EMT, writes Random Acts of Reality, the now famous blog often quoted by the national press. In this extremely well written book which includes plenty of content not found in the blog he shares the frustrations, struggles and the life and death dramas of his daily working life. Tom's writing often makes you feel like you are right there beside him feeling it all.
There is a second book due out soon, I'll be grabbing a copy as soon as I can.
A Paramedic's Diary: Life and Death on the Streets: Life and Death in London
By Stuart Gray
Stuart, also writes an online diary The Paramedics Diary. He presents a amazing insight into the world of a modern day paramedic. For those expecting tales similar to those from BBC1's Casualty they'll be disappointed.
This is an honest and no holds barred account, every page leads you deeper into the Stuart's work. "Frequent flyers", timewasters, drunks and those who make hoax calls night after night. Along with horrific hit and run accidents leaving people with faces caved in and saving lives when it seems certain the grim reaper will win.
It doesn't get more real than this.
There's few writers who can make you howl with laughter, cry with sadness and fume with anger all in a few pages. Stuart writes in a way that makes it impossible to put his book down. I bought this book on Monday lunchtime and it was finished Tuesday night.
First Aid Manual: The Authorised Manual of St. John Ambulance, St. Andrew's Ambulance Association, and the British Red Cross
This is the "offical" First Aid Manual, which will be familiar to those who've been on First Aid courses or read previous versions before. The latest version has been updated to include UKRC changes made in Nov 2005. The format and layout are similar to previous versions and the "quick emergency guide" concepts has been kept.
Everyone should keep a copy of The First Aid Manual in their home.
Ross and Wilson Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Illness
Laid out in an easy to read format, this book explores how various body systems work, right down to cellular level and then what happens when systems go wrong or fail causing illnesses. It has a good artwork and diagrams.
A good book for those who want to learn more about the human body, There's plenty of detail and this book is ideal as a "starter" Anatomy & Physiology book.
Emergency Care in the Streets (UK Version)
Although no longer written by Nancy Caroline this maintains a lot of the original concepts from previous editions. This book will suit those looking to train as a Paramedic or Emergency Medical Technician. This version is targeted at UK professionals rather than being US based like a lot of medical textbooks.
The price is a little high but worth the money.
The Event Safety Guide: A Guide to Health, Safety and Welfare at Music and Similar Events (Guidance Booklets)
Produced by The Health & Safety Executive and also known as The Purple Book, the Event Safety Guide contains a lot of guidance for those who are organising public events. Although it is a guide, it features a lot of legislation, best practice and useful planning information on a diverse range of topics from toilet provision to medical risk assessments.
Although written in 19?? it is still the book used by local authority licensing officers, insurance companies, HSE Inspectors and so on as a reference material. Anyone who regularly organises events will benefit from reading this book.
Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds
Produced by The Health & Safety Executive and also known as The Green Book, this contains a wealth of information regarding safety of events being held in sports grounds and the like. Like the Event Safety Guide it features a lot of legislation, best practice and so on. It is the book used by local authority licensing officers, insurance companies, HSE Inspectors and so on as a reference material.