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As a ER RN are you required to be ACLS prepared?!?!?... Read More
Jan 21, '07Joined: May '02; Posts: 5,147; Likes: 9,473Yep, ACLS, TNCC and either PALS or ENPC. Allowed to get them after hire, but as soon as possible. Classes paid for by hospital, and workshop time paid for taking them.
Jan 26, '07Occupation: trauma er Specialty: 8 year(s) of experience in emergency ; Joined: Jul '06; Posts: 32; Likes: 89at the er i worked at it was required to have bls, acls, pals, tncc. before i got burned out with trauma and left they had started recommending emt training for the rn's as well. i also had my cen, enpc, btls, pepp (the last 2 obtained when i took my emt course before they started advocating it). the more certifications the better care you can provide
Jan 26, '07Occupation: ER RN, Medic Specialty: ER ; Joined: Nov '04; Posts: 270; Likes: 50Quote from UtErRnEmtWe're required to have BLS, ACLS, and TNCC. We're enouraged to have PALS and/or ENPC.at the er i worked at it was required to have bls, acls, pals, tncc. before i got burned out with trauma and left they had started recommending emt training for the rn's as well. i also had my cen, enpc, btls, pepp (the last 2 obtained when i took my emt course before they started advocating it). the more certifications the better care you can provide
Feb 7, '07Occupation: ER Nurse Specialty: 7 year(s) of experience in Med/Surge, ER ; Joined: Jan '07; Posts: 136; Likes: 9We are required to obtain ACLS cert within 6 months of hire, and keep it current.
Feb 13, '07Occupation: Paramedic Specialty: 23 year(s) of experience in Peds Cardiology, Peds Neuro, PICU, IV Jedi ; From: US ; Joined: Jul '05; Posts: 1,084; Likes: 466Quote from StillBelieveRNNot all places require it (*crazy, huh) but as an ER nurse you truly do need it. Remember, to a coding patient the ER is either the first place they come in contact with when they begin a new life - or the last place they see before theirs is over.As a ER RN are you required to be ACLS prepared?!?!?
ACLS provider for 13+years
Feb 15, '07Occupation: Nurse Specialty: Spinal Cord injuries, Emergency+EMS ; From: UK ; Joined: Feb '07; Posts: 1,051; Likes: 523no but are required to have the immediate / interemediate life support qualification - which includes defib rilattion competence and can include advanced airway competence
Feb 15, '07Occupation: ER Nurse Specialty: Emergency ; Joined: Sep '02; Posts: 497; Likes: 16I can't imagine working in an ED without it.
We are required to have ACLS, PALS, TNCC, and ECRN. TNS and CEN are optional.
I am currently looking into the SANE program.
Feb 15, '07Joined: Apr '06; Posts: 891; Likes: 1,995I think the 6 month rule is a bad practice.
Most ED's that I have been in - it is an absolute requirement before you start or are allowed off orientation.
I think a well prepared ED nurse should have:
BLS (CPR class, from the AHA or ARC)
ACLS, this is an AHA class
PALS, this is an AHA class, too
NRP, from the AAP - check their website for courses
TNCC, from the ENA
ENPC, also from the ENA
I encourage all ED nurses to be involved in the Emergency Nurse Association (www.ena.org) and work toward Board Certification as a CEN, CTRN or CFRN. I think Board Certification is a true indication of a PROFESSIONAL nurse!
Mar 2, '07Joined: Aug '05; Posts: 228; Likes: 17i don't care if it's required or not, i want to have it (and i do already as a student). next up, pals.
Mar 2, '07Occupation: ED Specialty: 25 year(s) of experience in ED ; Joined: Sep '06; Posts: 77; Likes: 77BCLS, PALS, ACLS, and TNCC are REQUIRED. NRP and ENPC strongly encouraged. CEN within 2 years of hire. I cannot imagine working in the ED without those credentials. I use those skills EVERY SINGLE DAY in our extremely busy ED.
I would be EXTREMELY concerned about ANY emergency department that does not have BCLS, ACLS and PALS as a bare minimum. What a scarey concept in emergency care.