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ED tips/crash course/advice?

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by emm13 emm13 (New) New

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My nursing experience is in two specialties: cardiac step down and outpatient pediatrics (two totally different worlds!) I am being reassigned to the ED for awhile as my state is nearing our Covid peak. I’m getting a couple orientation shifts. I think my experience gives me a good baseline for the ED, but I know I’ll have a lot to learn. What should I brush up on ahead of time to make this transition easier??

I currently have experience w/

Cardiac: MI, pre and post CABG, Cardiac drips, tele/EKG, vascular surgeries, chest tubes, etc

Pedi: telephone triage (usually respiratory symptoms), POCT (strep, flu, etc), nebs, minor injuries, etc...I call it my “coughs and boogers job” 🙂

What should I do a little reading on before starting in the ED?

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