Hi all I just started my Emergency placement last week and have to say I am kind of in awe of everything. I honestly feel like I am a first year not nurse and not graduating in May. there is such a different atmosphere and pace, that I feel my myriads of clinical placements on surgical and medical floors has not really prepared me for. It is certainly a different experience. Don't get me wrong I love it already and reallyt hope that if I can excel at it that I would love to make ER nursing my specialty.
My question is do you all, as experienced professionals, have any ideas on literature I can read that will help with my ER experience? I haev picked up the ACLS manual from an ICU friend I have and have begun to read that, and it has certainly given me some insite. Do any of you have any other suggestions for things that I could look over, or things that you know now, that you wish you could have looked at as a student pertaining to ER nursing.
Any help would be greatly appreciated as this is my last placement before I graduate in May, then I work here in Thunder Bay for a couple of months until all my tests are out of the way, then I move to California wher I have signed an offer of acceptance to Enloe Medical Centre.
Thank you in advance for any help you can give