Kidrn911 has '12' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Peds ED, Peds Stem Cell Transplant, Peds'. From 'The Bottom of lake Michigan'; Joined Jun '05; Posts: 334; Likes: 171.
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Well I have done level 1 peds trauma for 6 years. This hospital is a community hospital trying to get a level 3 adult trauma recognition. I havent worked much with adults. Just your occasional drunk,homeless, or college student that found thier way in a childrens hospital. So I am lacking stemi experience although I have been ACLS/ TNCC certified for 10 years.
I did agree to a 4 week orientation, 2 week is too short, 6 being too long.
For someone without work experience with adults, including the geriatric population that is likely to make up a large percentage of ED patients in a community hospital, 4 weeks seems a little light. Our new experienced ED nurses get 8 weeks, experienced nurses new to the ED get 12 weeks.
Don't be afraid to ask for more time if you need it. Let us know how it goes!