Trauma vs. ER - page 2

by healthstar

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Good morning,good afternoon, good evening, Excuse my ignorance. Can someone tell me the difference between trauma and ER--how are they different, what goes on in trauma and ER? When we have serious health problems we go straight... Read More


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    At the Trauma ctr that I work at traumas that come in are based on their glasgow score. Also their acuity level.
    Trauma is generally a severe injury.
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    I am making a lateral move from a non-trauma to a trauma ER. Any advice on what I should be studying up on before I start orientation.
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    Ok I have to clarify here. Traumas can be minor or major. A thumb whacked with a hammer is still trauma.

    Medical PTs can also be major or minor. A cough vs stage 4 lung cx with a raging fever.

    Trauma simply means damage done to the body from outside vs from internal reasons.
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    Quote from weatherck
    I am making a lateral move from a non-trauma to a trauma ER. Any advice on what I should be studying up on before I start orientation.
    Get to a Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) class, if you haven't done that already. It's a great foundation for anyone dealing with trauma patients. ENPC/TNCC


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