I have worked 2 years in the PICU and current work in adolescent psych for the past 4 years. So it's been awhile since I've started an IV, but I think once I get back into the hang of things I'll be ok, I'm a fast learner. I know at the ER I'm interviewing for has a LOT of psych patients that come in, we have the largest behavioral health unit around. So my psych skills will be beneficial I believe. I have only worked with patients 0-18 years of age so learning all this adult business will be a task for me. Ok, for my main question. Do any of you ER nurses have any anxiety/panic disorders? I do. I take Klonopin 1mg three times a day for my baseline anxiety which works well. I'm asking my dr on my next appt for a fast acting benzo for breakthrough anxiety. No, they don't make me sleepy or out of it, I've taken these meds for a long time, I can function just fine. They do not impair me. But I do feel like I may be the only person in the ED with anxiety issues...or am I not? It's kinda of an embarrassing subject because ED nurses are supposed to be tough and strong and nothing phases them right? I'm not a stupid person but if my anxiety gets too high, my brain just shuts down (that's why I'm asking for an additional prn fast acting benzo like Ativan). Please tell me I'm not the only? If anyone can relate, how do you manage?