emergency room clinical nurse educator

  1. Good day to everybody!!

    I am vicky, i am new, and i was interested to join this interesting site.
    I am newly promoted into Nurse Clinical Educator in the emergency room at AUB MC (Lebanon)!!I don't know if you have heard about this country.

    Well, if there is somebody who can give me hints concerning some problems i am facing at my work. I would like to know about:

    1)How to approach the staff (who used to be my friends) while working with them in this new role?
    2)How to deal with indifferent/careless nurses? those who don't care, or those who just want to finish their duty and go home to get the salary at the end of the month!!!

    I am waiting for your reply!!
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  3. by   ozono1640
    Quote from vikvik1978
    Good day to everybody!!

    I am vicky, i am new, and i was interested to join this interesting site.
    I am newly promoted into Nurse Clinical Educator in the emergency room at AUB MC (Lebanon)!!I don't know if you have heard about this country.

    Well, if there is somebody who can give me hints concerning some problems i am facing at my work. I would like to know about:

    1)How to approach the staff (who used to be my friends) while working with them in this new role?
    2)How to deal with indifferent/careless nurses? those who don't care, or those who just want to finish their duty and go home to get the salary at the end of the month!!!

    I am waiting for your reply!!
  4. by   traumaRUs
    Actually, I live near Peoria, and we have a huge Lebanese population from Itoo. Now, as to your questions: when approaching co-workers with new information, remain enthusiastic, upfront, admit when you don't know something (but get back to them quickly), and smile. The ER is a daunting place to work and very stressful. I would keep in-services to a minimum amount of time and stress the important parts first with the extraneous information last so that if staff have to leave, they have at least obtained the gist of your information.

    As to indifferent and careless nurses - give them the boot. There is no need to tolerate laziness and indifference. It is in your patients' best interest as well as your unit's overall performance to cultivate the brightest and most enthusiastic nurses possible.

    I apologize for my ignorance, but is there a nursing shortage in Lebanon also? If so, how bad is it? Good luck in your new role.
  5. by   vikvik1978
    Thank you for answering back my question?
    And i am happy to know that you know a little about lebanon.
    Well i will be finishing my master degree this semester (June 05!!!): in Health Management and Policy (Public Health).

    Concerning your feedback about give the lazy people a boot!!It is needed in order not to compromise my patient care....but the problem is that they can make your life hell!!and it is not easy to live in it... you know what i mean!!!And it is going to be hard to recrute nurses in our hospital since everybody search for a job outside the country...

    Tell me about your work in details, you are a trauma nurse??

    We see on TV the trauma centers and i think they are chalanging places.

    Hope to hear from you as soon as possible.
    VIKVIK
  6. by   traumaRUs
    I work in a level one trauma center which is the highest designation for trauma centers. We receive the sickest and most seriously injured. It is a lot of fun and I can honestly say that in the nine years I've been there, I have learned so much! I live in central Illinois which is in the middle of the United States. We see about 63,000 patients per year in our emergency department which makes it pretty busy. I have worked in the ER for about 9 years and am identified as an ER nurse: we handle everything from pediatric patients with illnesses or trauma to adults with illnesses or trauma. I am finishing my master's degree in nursing in June also but am unsure what I am going to do then. Take care...judi
  7. by   Marie_LPN, RN
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