Why does all nurses not have Trauma listed as its own specialty? There are plenty of trauma nurses. Also missing is Trauma ICU.
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agree to an extent about the trauma subgroup, but reality is that almost every trauma nurse is also an ED nurse, and it goes hand in hand....Very few nurses can actually say that they are "true" trauma nurses...At my hospital, a level II trauma center, we rotate through the position among staff.....
*** Actually a fair number of trauma nurses are NOT ER nurses, but trauma ICU or SICU nurses. In some hospitals the ER nurses, like the ER physicans are not involved when there is a trauma team activation. There are even some nurses whose entire job is to deal with trauma cases. I once had a job like that except we were called the "casualty & accident staff".
Last edit by PMFB-RN on Apr 13, '12