Published Nov 3, 2003
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Sounds like you are getting great experience..Keep your eyes/ ears open basically act like a sponge..you will learn all about interpersonal communication, critical thinking and rationales in a very short amount of time..that was what I liked best about the ER..lots of experience in a short amt of time.... If you are the type that is not intimidated , likes to learn and is willing to jump right in (like happy student) both the nurses and the MDs will LOVE you and I am not kidding...don't let em see you sweat and never take anything personally either from the pts or the staff..High stress environments can sometimes trigger impatience etc..Have fun!! Erin
We are so glad when we have our orderly. We generally hire guys for the Er , just for extra muscle. They have numerous duties:
set up heart monitors/ O2/ VS
transport for test / admission to floors
assist with CPR in codes
catheters/ obtain spec/ assist with OCL's
restaining pt ... for this I am truly thankful
I was a CNA in the ER before going to nursing school and I also worked the Chest Pain Obs unit behind the ED when busy.
Good luck ...
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