I've completed all my prereqs for nursing school
, including my CNA course. I'll most likely start NS in the fall of 2007. So, i've decided to apply for some aide jobs. The one that interests me, is a night position in the ER (level 1; what is a level 1?).
I had my clinical in a nursing home (alzheimer's unit); which consisted mostly of lifting toileting and showering.
My question...What duties does a ER cna perform?
Thanks in advance
Sep 27, '06
I am an EMT and work in the ER. Its pretty busy all the time and there have been days I have gone on 13 hrs with maybe only enough time to get some water and go to the bathroom a few times. You will be on your feet the entire time. In our ER most of what we do is: Make sure everything is stocked (trauma rooms, airway boxes, crash carts... etc.), take vitals, insert foleys, wound care, splinting, removes stitches/staples, DC IVs, run codes, EKGs, transport Pts., collect fluids for labwork and assist Dr's with certian procedures (suturing, pelvics and that sort of stuff) and we also are trained to do some of the more simple blood and lab procedures. The ER is an exciting place, you learn alot, get to see alot and can do alot more than anywhere else in the hospital as a tech. The first time you run a trauma or code is the most exciting. Its not for everyone but when i finish nursing school I want to work in the ER.
Last edit by asbigham on Sep 27, '06