I know this is a "nursing" forum so I hope my non-nurse question isn't too intrusive
I am a new CNA on a Med/Surg floor (3 months now
) . I had no medical experience before this job and so far think I am doing very well. I have aspirations of becoming a nurse but I realize that is a couple years down the road. As such I am trying to figure out my short-term goals.
Like how can I learn the most? make more money? Etc.
ER technician has popped up. The job sounds exciting and it seems like I could learn a ton of things that would help me when I enter into the nursing program
. It would be months down the road but I wanna prepare as much as I can.
How does an ER techs job differ from a CNAs? I know they do blood draws and EKGs, but what about the day to day routine of the ER from an ER techs perspective?
What can I learn on Med/Surg that will help me in ER?
Are there any books/Articles out there that will help me?
Got any basic advice?