Sure I complain about the work load-the lack of respect, the pure ignorance
of some people. . .but when push comes to shove; I can honestly say that I
cannot imagine a more fulfilling career than one in ER nursing. How many
times have we touched a lifeless soul only to have them appear a few weeks
later ready to get back to their lives? ER Nurses are a rare breed we are
able to think and do at the same time, we are afforded a reasonable amount
of autonomy in our practice and face an ever changing work environment. I
do not think I could work on a floor and commend those who do, the same
patient day after day after day, admission after admission after admission.
I know this is happening more and more with ER holds but is that not one of
the reasons we are complaining about ER holds. Alright so here's the truth
(for me anyway) I love my job, I love what I do and the wage while not
commensurate with the level of responsibility I take on pays my bills and
keeps me in the manner of which I am accustomed.