The Trauma Cleaner

The Trauma Cleaner is the extraordinary true story of an extraordinary person dedicated to making order out of chaos with compassion, revealing the common ground Sandra Pankhurst—and everyone—shares with those struck by tragedy.

Author: Sarah Krasnostein

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250101212

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Winner of the Victorian Prize for Literature, Sarah Krasnostein’s The Trauma Cleaner: One Woman’s Extraordinary Life in the Business of Death, Decay, and Disaster is the fascinating biography of one of the people responsible for tidying up homes in the wake of natural—and unnatural—catastrophes and fatalities. Homicides and suicides, fires and floods, hoarders and addicts. When properties are damaged or neglected, it falls to Sandra Pankhurst, founder of Specialized Trauma Cleaning (STC) Services Pty. Ltd. to sift through the ashes or sweep up the mess of a person’s life or death. Her clients include law enforcement, real estate agents, executors of deceased estates, and charitable organizations representing victimized, mentally ill, elderly, and physically disabled people. In houses and buildings that have fallen into disrepair, Sandra airs out residents’ smells, throws out their weird porn, their photos, their letters, the last traces of their DNA entombed in soaps and toothbrushes. The remnants and mementoes of these people’s lives resonate with Sandra. Before she began professionally cleaning up their traumas, she experienced her own. First, as a little boy, raised in violence and excluded from the family home. Then as a husband and father, drag queen, gender reassignment patient, sex worker, small businesswoman, and trophy wife. In each role she played, all Sandra wanted to do was belong. The Trauma Cleaner is the extraordinary true story of an extraordinary person dedicated to making order out of chaos with compassion, revealing the common ground Sandra Pankhurst—and everyone—shares with those struck by tragedy.

The Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein

Author: Fay Helfenbaum




Page: 10

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The Believer

The second book by the bestselling, award-winning author of The Trauma Cleaner.

Author: Sarah Krasnostein

Publisher: Text Publishing

ISBN: 1922330205

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 336

View: 463

The second book by the bestselling, award-winning author of The Trauma Cleaner. With her trademark compassion, observational rigour and unique humanity, Sarah Krasnostein takes us into the lives of people who believe in something extraordinary, despite the odds.

On the Job

Many crime scene cleaners come into the field with a background in criminal
justice or in the medical field. This type of background, in which the ... The trauma
cleaner: One woman's extraordinary life in death & disaster. St. Martin's Press.

Author: Margo DeMello

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440863512

Category: Job descriptions


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"This one-volume encyclopedia examines jobs and occupations from around the world that are unique and out-of-the-ordinary, from bike fishermen in the Netherlands to professional wedding guests in South Korea to elephant dressers in India"--

The Trauma Manual

Treatment continued until resolution of edema and acute inflammation and a
cleaner appearance of the wound ; delayed primary closure is likely to be
successful . E. Primary closure under unsatisfactory conditions can contribute to
increased ...

Author: Andrew B. Peitzman

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781726412

Category: Medical

Page: 570

View: 711

The thoroughly updated Second Edition of this popular and widely used pocket reference guides the trauma team through every aspect of patient care after injury--from prehospital care, to resuscitation, treatment of specific organ injuries, priorities in intensive care, and management of special situations. Designed for rapid, on-the-spot information retrieval, The Trauma Manual, Second Edition will be a staple reference in emergency departments. Flow charts, algorithms, sequential lists, and tables throughout facilitate quick clinical decision-making. More than 100 illustrations demonstrate specific injuries and procedures. Appendices include injury scales, tetanus prophylaxis recommendations, commonly used formulae and values, and frequently used forms. This edition includes a new chapter on commonly missed injuries and common pitfalls.

Drop Dead Beauty

account. No cleaning fairy had come in the twenty-four hours while she was gone
, so Sadie went to work. ... A trauma cleaner she could trust who would run the
show when she was birthing baby and doing the momma thing for a while. As
she ...

Author: Wendy Roberts

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101595159

Category: Fiction

Page: 263

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Crime scene cleaner and amateur medium Sadie Novak’s ability to talk to the dead is a sure-fire way to solve crimes, but sometimes Sadie thinks she’d prefer a channel into the minds of the living instead… While attempting to renew her relationship with on-again-off-again boyfriend Zack, Sadie discovers something that throws her romantic plans for a loop. With her love life in shambles, Sadie needs a distraction from all the drama. But sometimes, getting what you wish for isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. For the first time, the noble detective who’s repeatedly saved Sadie’s backside finds himself on the wrong end of a homicide investigation. Sadie is determined to prove that Dean Petrovich was framed for his ex-wife’s murder. But when her investigative trip to the crime scene—a luxurious day spa—puts the killer hot on her trail, Sadie will have to put all of her problems aside to keep from dropping dead…

Dental Hygiene E Book

Note trauma to gingival and root surface abra- sion and gingival recession. b,
Tooth abrasion attributed to long-term aggressive toothbrushing. ... A tongue
cleaning device may be preferred to reduce the risk of stimulating the gag reflex.

Author: Michele Leonardi Darby

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 143770445X

Category: Medical

Page: 1296

View: 524

Comprehensive and up to date, Dental Hygiene, 3rd Edition offers complete coverage of today’s dental hygiene skills and theories -- all based on the Human Needs Model for better hygienist/patient communication. With a strong focus on clinical application, each section closely follows the critical thinking and clinical assessment approach that a hygienist must use in the classroom, clinic, and practice. Clinical competencies at the beginning of each chapter provide a clear, quick overview of exactly what you need to know, and procedure boxes with detailed steps and rationales ensure that you understand the reasoning behind each step in the competencies. In addition, new chapters on caries risk assessment and the oral-systemic health connection keep you up to date with today’s major areas of research. Each section takes you from conceptual foundations of dental hygiene through patient assessment, treatment, and evaluation. Scenario boxes challenge you to integrate complex information as you assess, diagnose, plan care, and evaluate the outcome of care. Client Education Issues and Legal, Ethical and Safety Issues boxes inform you of the latest information in these important areas. Critical Thinking exercises provide opportunities for independent thought and problem solving. Tables and boxes build upon and simplify information from the text, making study and review quick and easy. Evolve website contains free online resources, including weblinks, self-assessment quizzes, and professional development worksheets for student review. A reorganized section for Individuals with Special Needs includes chapters on Cleft Palate, Physical Abuse, Blood Diseases, and Mental Illness, all reflecting evidence-based research now available in these areas. New chapters on caries risk assessment and the oral-systemic health connection -- hot topics in today’s dental sciences. New anesthesia guidelines keep you up to date with what's new in pain and anxiety control. Essential resources and websites are now included at the end of each chapter for easy reference. New illustrations provide a fresh, reader-friendly design. Self-assessment quizzes are available online, all case-based to follow the NBDH format. Free online access to the Legal and Ethical Decision Making chapter, including an 'asset center' to assist you with clinical skills.

The Trauma of Transgression

When it dawned on me that she was working about twenty miles from where she
lived and going to great lengths to work as a cleaner in Vienna , Virginia , I
wondered if she could do the same job closer to her home . She said : “ I guess I
am ...

Author: Selma Kramer

Publisher: Jason Aronson


Category: Psychology

Page: 186

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Has there been an actual increase in the occurrence of incest? Or is the seemingly greater frequency due to our increased awareness of incest and more careful listening to our patients? The distinguished psychoanalysts contributing to this sharply focused volume take the latter position. They discuss various aspects of incest, the occurrence of which they agree is always traumatic to its victim. Incest occurs in dysfunctional families and often in the setting of multiple traumatic factors (e.g., emotional deprivation, physical abuse, parental alcoholism). In cases of parent-child incest, one parent is the perpetrator and the other, by silence or absence, unwittingly colludes with the former. While an individual with early sexual trauma may have a certain self-reliance, ambition, perseverance, and tenacious pursuit of self-knowledge, the fact remains that incest is inimical to normal, healthy development. It leads to profoundly deleterious effects, including lifelong guilt, sadomasochistic tendencies, defects of self-esteem, sexual dysfunction, and vulnerability to psychosomatic phenomena, accidents, injuries, depression, and even suicide. It is therefore extremely important to be able to recognize the phenomenological and psycho-dynamic configurations suggesting that incest has occurred in the individual's past. Such knowledge enables therapists to be more alert to the nuances of transference and countertransference, leading to a heightened empathy and to more precise and helpful interpretations. The contributors to this book highlight, with the help of detailed and poignant clinical illustrations, various cues of incest-related psychopathology. They discuss the transference manifestations of such patients and, in an extremely helpful manner, clarify the subtleties in treatment technique. By so addressing the phenomenon of incest, this book makes an important inroad into the prevention and amelioration of the profound psychic trauma- the trauma of transgression- caused by the use of a child's body for the sexual gratification of the parent.

The Trauma of Time

In fantasy , his penis acted as a two - way catheter or as an extension pipe of a
vacuum cleaner , which could successfully scour the woman ' s abdominal
innards in a dredging for some primordial elixir that would provide the patient
with the ...

Author: Irvine Schiffer

Publisher: International Universities PressInc


Category: Psychology

Page: 279

View: 214

The Trauma of Moving

And if the newcomer seeks foods not commonly sold , her sense of marginality is
heightened . The newcomer has many new realms to fathom . The dry cleaner ,
shoemaker , plumber , and electrician have limits to their clientele . Which one is

Author: Audrey T. McCollum

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated


Category: Psychology

Page: 310

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The challenges faced by those who relocate are enormous. It is, however, a theme which has received little attention from either therapists or researchers. This volume reports on a study which describes how women dealt with moving home. Issues addressed include the extended time required to re-create a home and develop a sense of connectedness to their new environment, unexpected psychological reactions and making friends. Also addressed are specific methods for intervention for those who counsel women who have moved or are facing a move.

The Trauma and the Triumph

Maybe somewhere else . Perhaps in this self - same city , somewhere north of the
level - crossing , in a cleaner area . What was the name of that area of which
Saroj was talking the other day , where he was thinking of getting a two - room flat

Author: Jasodhara Bagchi

Publisher: Virago Press


Category: Bengal (India)

Page: 272

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Drawing Upon Interviews With Women Who Were Uprooted From Old East Bengal, On Diaries, Memoirs, And Creative Literature, The Editors Lift The `Veil Of Silence` That Has Surrounded The Bengal Partition Of 1947.

Care of the Trauma Patient

38 The dog bite is considered to be a cleaner wound than the human bite .
Contrary to popular belief , any mammalian animal may carry rabies , and this is
especially true of the fox and even cats , skunks , squirrels , raccoons , bats .
horses ...

Author: George Tom Shires



Category: Traumatism

Page: 696

View: 966

What Doesn t Kill Us

... wrestling on the floor with a vacuum cleaner: when he came to, he said he'd
thought it was a German.'3 Hypervigilance Trauma survivors may find themselves
on edge and alert to danger. This reaction makes sense in the midst of trauma, ...

Author: Stephen Joseph

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748119116

Category: Self-Help

Page: 336

View: 562

Research has shown than anywhere from 30 to 90 per cent of people confronted by tragedy, horror and adversity emerge as wiser, more mature and more fulfilled people, sometimes despite great sadness. Relationships become stronger. Perspectives on life change. Inner strengths are found. For the past twenty years, Stephen Joseph has worked with survivors of trauma and sufferers of posttraumatic stress. In this groundbreaking book, he boldly challenges the notion that trauma and its aftermath devastate and destroy the lives. His studies have shown that a wide range of traumatic events - from illness, separation, assault and bereavement to accidents, natural disasters and terrorism - can act as catalysts for positive change, strengthening relationships, changing one's perspective and revealing inner strengths. In What Doesn't Kill Us, Stephen Joseph shares the six steps we can all use to manage our emotions and navigate adversity to find new meaning, purpose and direction in our lives.

Living Together in the Sea

ECTOPARASITES The third group of animals directly involved in cleaning
symbiosis are the ectoparasites which are removed and eaten by the cleaners.
Crustaceans are the most common fish ectoparasites. Most are very small, a
millimeter ...

Author: Leon P. Zann

Publisher: TFH Publications

ISBN: 9780876665008

Category: Fishes

Page: 416

View: 363

Marine Community Aquarium

ECTOPARASITES The third group of animals directly involved in cleaning
symbiosis are the ectoparasites which are removed and eaten by the cleaners .
Crustaceans are the most common fish ectoparasites . Most are very small , a
millimeter ...

Author: Leon Zann

Publisher: Tfh Publications Incorporated


Category: Pets

Page: 416

View: 213

Through the Glass

Ask someone at the parole office what I should do with Jason's stuff Call
psychologists and psychiatrists about Jason Rent carpet cleaner for basement
Buy a car? Buy yogourt, bananas and tea Write letters in response to sympathy
cards ...

Author: Shannon Moroney

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471112772

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 512

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

Trauma Nursing

Here a higher concentration anesthetic is useful , because less volume is
required to produce anesthesia . Wound Preparation — Cleaning The primary
objective of wound cleaning is to support the power of healing inherent in the
tissue itself .

Author: Janet A. Neff

Publisher: Mosby


Category: Medical

Page: 808

View: 271

This comprehensive reference focuses on the practice of trauma nursing and the prevention of traumatic injury. The state-of-the-art content is presented in a logical, nursing-oriented approach that simulates the realities of trauma nursing practice. TRAUMA NURSING emphasizes care of the adult, while providing expansive lifespan content on pediatric, pregnant, and geriatric trauma patients.


You move the patient safely to the ambulance for further assessment, treatment,
and transportation to the trauma center. ... When arriving at the trauma center,
patient care is transferred to the staff. Leaving ... C. keeping the ambulance

Author: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763744052

Category: Medical

Page: 1195

View: 724

Textbook for EMT training. The DVD walks students through the skills necessary to pass the EMT-Basic practical exam.

Design Your Life

Once upon a time. back in the early r97os. my mother-in-law received a vacuum
cleaner as a birthday gift from her husband. She was not amused. The brand
narne ofthis mechanical dust-sucker was Regina, and to convey her scorn she ...

Author: Ellen Lupton

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1429994231

Category: Design

Page: 192

View: 599

Design Your Life is a series of irreverent and realistic snapshots about objects and how we interact with them. By leading design thinker Ellen Lupton and her twin sister Julia Lupton, it shows how design is about much more than what's bought at high-end stores or the modern look at IKEA. Design is critical thinking: a way to look at the world and wonder why things work, and why they don't. Illustrated with original paintings of objects both ordinary and odd, Design Your Life casts a sharp eye on everything from roller bags, bras, toilet paper, and stuffed animals to parenting, piles, porches, and potted plants. Using humor and insight Ellen and Julia explore the practical side of everyday design, looking at how it impacts your life in unexpected ways and what you can do about it. Speaking to the popular interest in design as well as people's desire to make their own way through a mass-produced world, this thoughtful book takes a fresh and humorous approach to make some serious points about the impact of design on our lives. Find out what's wrong with the bras, pillows, potted plants, and the other hopeless stuff you use, buy, clean, water, or put away everyday. Discover how to secretly control the actions of those around you by choosing and placing objects carefully. Find out how roller bags are threatening civilization, and how the layout of your own house might be making you miserable. Use the tools of self-publishing to take the power of branding into your own hands. Taking a fresh, funny look at parenthood, housekeeping, entertaining, time management, crafting, and more, Design Your Life shows you how to evaluate the things you use, and how to recognize forms of order that secretly inhabit the messes of daily life, be it a cluttered room or a busy schedule. Use this book to gain control over your environment and tap into the power of design to communicate with friends, family, and the world.

The Home Business Sourcebook

... time on the road and increase the amount of teaching he does . imals , to spare
them and their owners the trauma of going to a clinic . Cleaning and Maintenance
As “ common as dirt ” among homebased businesses are cleaning services .

Author: Maxye Henry

Publisher: Roxbury Park

ISBN: 9781565659735

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 617

Explains the advantages and disadvantages of a home business and discusses financing, equipping a home office, and legal considerations