Pods - I wasn't even sure what this refferered too, until I asked someone.
I have worked an an ER for 4 yeas now. We have assignments, 1RN to rooms 1(eye\ent room), 2 (trauma room) , 3 (Trauma room), 1 RN to room 4 (ortho\minor stuff) only (see the end note), 1 RN to 5 (OB/gyn) ,6 (cardiac/ICU type patients), 7 (same as 6) , 1 RN to 8 (same as 6&7) , 9 (same as 6&7&8),14 (anything), 1 RN to 15-18 (usually and eventually 1 RN to the thur-care area. Then there is currently 1 RN to triage (will be two soon) and a chrge nurse with no patient assignment.
***Note: The RN or Medic with rm number 4, floats and helps everybody else with their assignments. This person and the charge nurse help cover their rooms while people are at dinner also. This has worked out very well for all of us. One thing that we do though, is that everybody helps everybody when we are caught up. If anybody gets stuck as hall patients, then the float and charge person pick those up also.
any questions email me!!!
Rick RN CEN