I know there are probably several threads about something similar to this but I feel mine is different. I just started in the ER 2 months ago and trying to figure out what to do to become a good ER nurse. My dream is to eventually become a trauma nurse but I know I need to start at the beginning. I have ACLS/PALS and CPR and was told to wait on getting TNCC. I have debated going and getting my EMT basic to get more experience. So many options so confused what to do lol.
Aug 30, '11
I was just a bit confused on your post. Are you a ER nurse currently? If so then all the classes you listed are a must, why they are having you wait to take the TNCC I am not sure. A EMT-B can only do certain stuff, they are more like 1st responders, but important none the less. As a EMT-I you will be doing more invasive things, starting a IV, you can do a combi-tube, 12 lead, EJ, etc. BUT I wanted to add that the roles in the ER versus in the street per say are different and you might have a hard time remembering when you are in the ER unless you have a different policy you cannot do combi-tube or EJ's so your scope kinda shifts based on where you are at. Either place I am sure you will do great. CONGRATS om your ER job! I am a EMT-I who is in nursing school and want to do ER nursing. I love the pace and the different assignments you have every shift.
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