Emergency Nursing Articles

It's all about the infamous Emergency Department! Emergency Nursing is available for the nurses and personnel from the Level 1 Trauma Centers to the smallest and most remote ED facilities. ER nurses will discuss common practice issues, share knowledge, and even vent about the chaos that is your landscape. Pull up a chair (we know, it's weird to sit down) and enjoy your time here.

Human Trafficking Recognition in the ED

Human Trafficking Recognition in the ED

by traumaRUs - Human trafficking is defined as, "the recruitment, transfer, harboring, or receipt of persons by threat or use of force, for induced commercial sex acts, and sexual... Read More →

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The Schemas of Emergency Nursing

The Schemas of Emergency Nursing

by nurse2033 - The Schemas of Emergency Nursing: How to organize your thinking and knowledge Chris Hendricks RN, MSN, CEN, CFN As an ED Educator I am frequently tasked with... Read More →

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I lied...a story of how I outright LIED to patient's family.

I lied...a story of how I outright LIED to patient's family.

by JDougRN - I got the call on the EMS radio around 5 am. This is the usual time we get calls from EMS responding to nursing homes- The nurses are rounding on their patients to... Read More →

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Mothers Day

Mothers Day

by Roy Fokker - I bought a motorcycle last year. I've always loved riding and I've been wanting to get one for years. I finally cashed in some vacay time and bought a Honda Shadow... Read More →

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ER Nurses. Read This!

ER Nurses. Read This!

by ERERER - After circling the drain with compassion fatigue, I stumbled upon this article that was published in the ACEP: read it and tell me you don't feel proud! Guest... Read More →

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Real life and death

Real life and death

by nurseraya1 - Nurses are often viewed as kindhearted lifesavers…angels in scrubs. Still others view us as hard, harsh, impatient and to the point. Well, please allow me to give... Read More →

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How Nurses Can Create An Autism Friendly Emergency Room

How Nurses Can Create An Autism Friendly Emergency Room

by Michael M. Heuninckx - With increased rates of children being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), it is ever so important that nurses are increasing their awareness and... Read More →

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8 Nursing Tips When Caring For Geriatric Patients In The ER

8 Nursing Tips When Caring For Geriatric Patients In The ER

by Michael M. Heuninckx - As ER nurses it is imperative that we recognize our geriatric patients as both a unique and vulnerable population. Yes, they are adults, but given their age, the... Read More →

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ABC's of Pediatric Respiratory Assessment: The Basics

ABC's of Pediatric Respiratory Assessment: The Basics

by ElizabethStoneRN - Respiratory issues represent a significant proportion of pediatric illness and hospitalizations.1 Viruses such as the common cold, croup, and RSV, while often... Read More →

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Dan Nadworny, MSN, RN, Point Person for the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing

Dan Nadworny, MSN, RN, Point Person for the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing

by allnurses - AllNurses staff recently interviewed Dan Nadworny, MSN, RN, Clinical Director for Operations at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. He was the point... Read More →

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Emergency Nursing Conference 2017 St Louis, Missouri

Emergency Nursing Conference 2017 St Louis, Missouri

by traumaRUs - Founded in 1970, ENA has proven to be an indispensable resource to the global emergency nursing community. With more than 42,000 members worldwide, ENA advocates... Read More →

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Emergency Nurses Week 2016

Emergency Nurses Week 2016

by traumaRUs - It’s late at night, the sirens wind down as they approach the ambulance bay….emergency nurses and staff await the patient in the trauma bay. As the patient is... Read More →

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Emergency Nursing

Emergency Nursing

by Pixie.RN - What is Emergency Nursing? Emergency nurses specialize in caring for patients in potentially emergent or critical condition, be it from illness or injury.... Read More →

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Confessions of a Hospital Administrator: I Feel Your Pain...Pill

Confessions of a Hospital Administrator: I Feel Your Pain...Pill

by ServantLeader - As a hospital CEO, I listed my home phone number in the admission kit for each of the three hospitals where I served. I invited patients to call me at anytime if... Read More →

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Black Eye w/ Fractured Arm - Mother Afraid of Son

Black Eye w/ Fractured Arm - Mother Afraid of Son

by spotangel - An older woman was writing her name on the clipboard. She winced as she wrote her name. I watched her from the triage window noticing her swollen wrist and her... Read More →

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67 Medications Every New ER Nurse Must Master!

67 Medications Every New ER Nurse Must Master!

by Michael M. Heuninckx - Are you a brand new nurse that just obtained the first job in the Emergency Room? Or an experienced nurse that has decided to master a new specialty? Well, which... Read More →

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All about the tubes... reflections of a new ER nurse

All about the tubes... reflections of a new ER nurse

by stephen1219 - I blame nursing school for beating the “reflection dead horse”. However, on this particular day where I needed to straight cath an 88 yo woman, I found myself with... Read More →

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ABC’s of Pediatric Respiratory Assessment, Part 2:  Respiratory Distress

ABC’s of Pediatric Respiratory Assessment, Part 2: Respiratory Distress

by ElizabethStoneRN - This article, the second in a series, presents a brief review of pediatric respiratory distress and summarizes some of the nursing interventions which can help... Read More →

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