Been in ER for 4+ years now but i dont know why i never got "promoted" to fast track (sarcasm)What do you guys think about these RNs working ONLY fast track? In all honesty, i feel that they might as well work at a clinic. Fast track only nursing is NOT er nursing.
Aug 15, '12
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I've never been a fan of the attitude that ... if you're not up to your wrists in blood, or wrestling a drunk, or running multiple drips ... you're somehow less of a nurse.
Yeah, it smacks of machismo.
We rotate all around although they used to have a couple of "fast track only" nurses. Fast track days can be easy or hellish. But high acuity assignments can be the same.
And I just wanted to add- even experienced nurses can make mistakes or have a sneakily ill patient slip past to fast track, so only allowing experienced nurses to triage doesn't guarantee that your fast track patients will always be fast track worthy.
Last edit by hiddencatRN on Aug 15, '12
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