Quote from kaylasmommy
It's not that I don't want to float to the ER, I had actually applied for a position there but then they implemented a hiring freeze.
I stand corrected. However, what I'm telling you is that the ER staff isn't going to use you for critical patients whether you are trained or not so it doesn't matter. They will rearrange assignments so that the ER staff will take care of the critical/sick peds/trauma patients and you will have the regular patients. If that means an ER staff nurse is taking care of two criticals at one time then that is what they will do, guaranteed. And again, the vast majority of patients in the ER are not critical, sick peds or traumas. They are belly pains, boo-boos, headaches and LOL who"just don't look right" to their family memebers who haven't visited them at the home for a year. I think you are stressing yourself out about a situation that isn't likely to happen. Think about what happens on your floor. Do you give the sickest patient on your floor to a float? Doubtful.