Hello, I'm in my senior year of nursing school and one of my clinicals this semester is in the ER. Does anyone have tips as to what the best things for me to review would be? It's a fairly rural ER and doesn't generally get major traumas and I'll be seeing pediatric and adult patients. I'd appreciate any help you all can give. Thanks!
Most ER's have standing orders for presenting complaints (ie chestpain, nausea and vomiting)...would probably be helpful to get a copy of theirs so you could make sure you don't go against what the protocol is (ie giving a n/v patient water to drink).
But I wouldn't worry too much you will be precepting so you shouldn't be thrown to the wolves and should have somebody with you at all times.
Have fun in the ED!
Last edit by Larry77 on Sep 27, '06