forced float to er

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    we have been slow in the icu and are being floated to the er.....we voice our opinions about feeling unsafe in a unit we have no expertise in..... we have to take care of peds patients .....we have no pals or cen or tncc certs....do others have to float areas they feel unsafe in? thanks laura
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    I work in a very small hospital with a 4 bed ICU. We regularly get floated to the ER or the floor when there are no patients in the unit. I too feel it is unsafe, especially when the ER wants to use us as regular staff. They are only concerned with having a warm body.
    And sometimes they (the powers that be) will float a nurse to another area and call in agency to fill that nurse's position.


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