Hello! I have been working on a med/surg unit for a year now and I am FINALLY able to transfer over to the ER
! I have a few questions to prepare myself for this new transition. I was a new graduate and med/surg was the first unit I worked in but I have not yet been a part of a Code Blue. My patients were all DNR's, I called a rapid response once (with a positive turn-out!) but its not the same. Can you guys give me some help on what to expect with a Code in the ER
? Also, I know there are a lot of drips used, how did you guys study for these drips? Or is it more of a learning while working type thing? I just don't want to be completely ignorant when my patients are place on the different drips. Thank you in advance for all your help!!!
Jem, one suggestion. TNCC is not really going to make much sense to you until you have some time under your belt in the ER. I would wait until you have assessed and cared from some trauma cases to really get the basic understanding of what a primary vs. secondary survey is and what to look for.
Last edit by NeoPediRN on Dec 7, '11