New Grad Starting in ED - Advice on Good Assessments - page 3
Hi all, I graduated in May and will be starting my first job as an ED nurse next week. I was wondering if any of you experienced ED nurses could share with me initial assessments that you have found to prove helpful over the... Read More
- 0Sep 24, '12 by linnaeteQuote from whichone'spinkIf the lac came in with uncontrolled bleeding, I'd say you should focus on getting the bleeding under control first... but never think that you don't need to pay attention to other systems/body parts. You never know what freak things could happen in a situation, or what underlying conditions a person might have. Just because someone has a hand lac doesn't mean they can't have something else going on.How does one know who needs a full head-to-toe and who just needs a focused assessment? For, say, a hand laceration, I wouldn't really need to listen to heart and lung sounds. I guess it's just a judgement call, isn't it?