Where are you??? - page 3
Hey where are all you ER nurses??? I know your out there. :p... Read More
Jul 19, '03Gregory-
Great! And wecome to the boards! I too was on the get em there quick side of the house. I found that while my training helped me with tasks and critical thinking. I went in a little to self assured, the nursing side is a whole new world. Try to be patient and try really hard not to use the phrase well that's the way we do it as paramedics. I think the biggest adjustment was remembering this isn't a pt with a gunshot wound this is a gsw on a human who may have other issues :health welfare, other children. and we as nurses have to treat all of that. It's in some ways a slowerpace then as a paramedic and in other ways faster cuz ya got see the whole human in that span of time you have em in the ED.
I look forward to seeing your posts. I'll be off the board for about 3 weeks- getting married today then hittin the honeymoon in the Big Easy. Goodluck
Jul 19, '03Best Wishes to you! I just went to my future sis n law's bachelorette party (got home @3am- in a stretch Excursion-spiffy!). Hope your marriage is as good as their's will be! Wow! 3 weeks honeymoon! Hope your weather holds out. I went to the Big Easy on my honeymoon & it rained! Still ate beignets & drank cafe ole!
Jul 19, '03good luck in your endeavor! I did ER for 7 years before heading back to my first career in CCU. It was great for rounding out my skills. Nice to have nurses who were medics. Worked with many who retired from FD being career NREMT-P's tehn went back to school & had a second career in nursing. They seem very happy with their decisions.