OK, ER nurses
Last nite I was assigned to a subacute area of a hospital that I recently started going to as an agency RN. This is a suburban hospital outside Philadelphia and a level 2 trauma center. The subacute/observation area was set up to hold patients for more than 24 hours (if needed) when there are no beds available "in the house". I had 3 patients, one of the 3 on monitor, and picked up a fourth about 2.5 hours into the shift. In this particular hospital, this subacute area is staffed mostly by agency or traveler RN's b/c the regular staff "hate" working there. So I'm curious as to how many ER's have this kind of "subacute" unit as part of their ER and how is it staffed? Do the "regular" ER nurses float there or is it staffed by RN's who have telemetry or med-surg experience?
Will be curious to hear everyone's thoughts on this
Newly minted MSN