What functions do the nursing assistants provide in your ER? transport, EKG's, lab draws, accu checks, vitals, specimen collection, stocking, wound cleaning, splints, ordering, giving admission clerk breaks, clean rooms, errand runner, d/c IV, Foleys (if trained).
Does your ER have good RN/Assistant relationships? For the most part - if they come to work and do their job and keep their mouth shut the relationship is great!!!
What requirements does your ER place on new-hire assistants? We like ours to be EMT-B or in NS but we have been known to take a few CNA's in the past. We have a 2-3 week 1:1 orientation, check off skills list, etc...and they have to be BLS w/in 1 month of hire.
What is your ER's nursing assistant to patient ratio? We have a tech that works 24/7 now but works different hours that the RN's in the ER (they work 10-10 for some reason). We are a 6-8 bed facility