apologies if if this has been posted, I looked and nothing popped right up. So I have 2 yr OR exp ambulatory surgery, and 1.5 yr telemetry/intermediate. I just got hired on in the adult ED in my hospital system, level 1 trauma center. I have many reasons for wanting to make the change. I don't expect to be good at it right away, but I want to have as much knowledge going in as I can. I saw in another thread some folks recommended Sheehy's Emergency Nursing Manual and the Emergency Nursing Bible. I know that I won't be able to control the adrenaline and unfamiliarity at first, but I can control how prepared I am mentally to some degree. I bought the ENB, but have to wait til til next paycheck for Sheehy
. Are there other books, materials, websites, shows, etc that yall feel like give an accurate portrayal of ED life or pertinent information? Any tips to prepare myself emotionally? I'm not the toughest bird out there but I'm no wuss, either. I still have 3 weeks before the transfer happens, so I want to read up as much as I can. Also, I streamlined the heck out of my brain sheet for floor nursing, but it occurs to me that I won't be needing it anymore in the new position... do y'all carry an ED equivalent of a brain sheet? If so, would you mind sharing it with me? I'm so thankful for any insight you can share. Oh, I read on a thread here the importance of real time charting in ED... any tips you have on time management are welcome, too? I left a message with my new sup asking her these same things, but I figured nobody ever died from having too many perspectives on a topic, right? Thanks y'all!