Can anyone provide a day in the life scenario so I can get a better idea. I have a little over one year in the ER and thinking about a career change to Burn. I always thought I wanted to go into Burn nursing but never sure. I have had burn pt's before and really want them as my pt's. If I hear one coming in on the radio then I ask the charge to put me on that one. I have done some debridement on children and adults(i.e. one pt was a vented infant with 2nd and 3rd degree scald burns and another was an adult female with a 2nd degree scald burn to her hand) I have debrided both of those pt's and applied some dressings. The actual burn unit is another thing. What are the most common meds used? Most pt's vented or is it a variety? What is the nurse-pt ratio?
Any experiences or input is really appreciated! Thank you. Thank you!!!