Fresh Air

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    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 :-)
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    What did you like about it?
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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.
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    I love a positive thread! Good for you!!!
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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!!!!
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    good luck! Hang on to your breeches! It's quite a ride.
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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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    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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    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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    Most people dread change, but I agree that being happy about it is a delightful breath of fresh air!!

    Enjoy!


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