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How EMS impacts our care of patients in the ER

by traumaRUs - EMS is our partner in crime so to speak. They bring us the good, bad and the ugly. The care that EMS starts is the care that we continue. What they do on the street directly affects what we do. ...

Tips on dealing with the demented patient in the ER

by traumaRUs - We've all been there: you get an ambulance call that EMS is bringing in an elderly patient who had a ground level fall and now their leg is shortened and externally rotated. Oh and by the way, they...

Critical Incident Stress Debriefing

by traumaRUs - What is a critical incident? They are typically sudden, powerful events outside the range of ordinary human experiences. There is likely to be a powerful response within those individuals who work...

ER Orientation - what you should be doing....

by traumaRUs - First, your ER should have a standardized length of orientation and it should definitely be more for the new grad RN. An orientation of 6-16 weeks is the norm, depending on your particular ER,...


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