I am not yet in nursing school, but I've decided that it's a career path I would like to head towards. So, I've begun to work on my pre-reqs, etc.
Right now, I work in the corp world, and have zero working medical experience. I am starting to volunteer in the ED one night a week, and I want to make the most out of my time there.
The ED is trauma 1, and of course (as all EDs are) is very busy. I want to be able to observe without getting in the way, and I want to dig in and help where I can. What do the volunteers in your ED do that helps you the most, or how would you want a volunteer who is interested in nursing to approach you about it?
I'd like to provide the most help I can while there, but also gain a lot of insight and and learn about ED life. I'm very excited about this opportunity, and hope that it will enhance my drive and determination to succeed.
I have very much enjoyed reading this forum, and I've already found really good advice on how to deal with various situations with patients. I really appreciate everyone's sharing of ideas, stories, and experiences!