Fresh Air

  1. 9 I know this is premature, but- I just spent my first shift in ED last night on the floor
    (LTC and M/S RN previously)...
    WHAT A BREATH OF FRESH AIR!!
    I DO feel somewhat like a new grad, but it is nice to have a change and be excited about it :-)
  2. Visit  exit96 profile page

    About exit96

    exit96 has '3' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'EMERGENCY, ICU,M/S'. From 'USA'; 51 Years Old; Joined May '09; Posts: 438; Likes: 352.

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  3. Visit  jrwest profile page
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    What did you like about it?
  4. Visit  exit96 profile page
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    I liked that there was an urgency to what I was involved with vs. toileting, passing waters/snacks, passing pills, and waiting for call lights...
    I'm sure there will be negative aspects/shifts, but at the onset I am refreshed.
    Esme12, MassED, prnqday, and 3 others like this.
  5. Visit  bebbercorn profile page
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    I love a positive thread! Good for you!!!
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  6. Visit  prnqday profile page
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    Good for you. I'm glad someone can work in the ED. I couldn't. We are have our niche in nursing. What a blessing!!!!
  7. Visit  MassED profile page
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    good luck! Hang on to your breeches! It's quite a ride.
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  8. Visit  MassED profile page
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    exit96 "I liked that there was an urgency to what I was involved with vs. toileting, passing waters/snacks, passing pills, and waiting for call lights...
    I'm sure there will be negative aspects/shifts, but at the onset I am refreshed."




    oh you'll have that and more, just like the floors, but the joy of having someone admitted and leave the department or discharged is AWESOME. No seeing someone again your next shift (well, the addicts that routinely visit, but that's different).

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  9. Visit  ♪♫ in my ♥ profile page
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    I love working in the ED... except those nights where I end up boarding m/s patients... then, I just tolerate it and take comfort in realizing that my name will soon be back at the top of the rotation through trauma and high-acuity pods.
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  10. Visit  WindyCDE profile page
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    Whoohoo- newly annointed "adrenaline junkie" comin' through!

    Congratulations and welcome aboard. While I don't work critical care anymore (I'm too old to be pulling combative TBI patients off of terrified rad techs or trying to run two codes at once), I do miss it. Yes, its good that we all have our niches and its good that we can engage so much of our own strengths and interests in our profession. Here's wishing you a long and happy career in critical care and as soon as you feel even a twinge of burnout, take a vacation, think about what you want to do next, and don't have any regrets!


    ~W.
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  11. Visit  proud nurse profile page
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    Most people dread change, but I agree that being happy about it is a delightful breath of fresh air!!

    Enjoy!
  12. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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    Quote from exit96
    I liked that there was an urgency to what I was involved with vs. toileting, passing waters/snacks, passing pills, and waiting for call lights...
    I'm sure there will be negative aspects/shifts, but at the onset I am refreshed.
    There will downsides but at least you know they won't be there tomorrow....
  13. Visit  whichone'spink profile page
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    Quote from exit96
    I liked that there was an urgency to what I was involved with vs. toileting, passing waters/snacks, passing pills, and waiting for call lights...
    I'm sure there will be negative aspects/shifts, but at the onset I am refreshed.
    There can be a flip side to that. Yes, all things in the ER are considered STAT, but some things are more STAT than others. You'll learn to prioritize what things must be addressed sooner, and what can wait until other things are taken care of. Some times it can wear on you that everything has to be done STAT.
  14. Visit  loveu123 profile page
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    Im glad that you love your ED. I also transferred to our level 1 ED for a residency program two weeks ago and I am loving the fact that I am learning so much.


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