I hope everyone is doing well. Im currently just finished my 3rd week of orientation to my ED. I will be working nights, however during my 12 week orientation I'm doing 6 weeks days, 6 weeks nights. So far I absolutely LOVE IT. This is my happy place. Each and every day I learn so much, that sometimes it can be a little overwhelming but I'm at that point where I'm truly just trying to be a sponge and soaking it all in.
Our ED is very very busy with high acuity level of patients. I'm still trying to get the ropes of things and learning the protocols and order sets for conditions. My question to all of you is tips for time management skills within the ED.
I'm learning as much as I can and understanding the ABC's of things with prioritization, acute vs chronic etc. Its just when Im in the room I feel like I'm going too slow? I'm not sure if its because I did all my clinicals at a completely different hospital system than the Cleveland Clinic, and I'm not 100% used to navigating epic charting system yet? Or if I'm just being too hard on myself. I have the determination and drive, I know it takes a while to get there... I just want to succeed. Any advice is greatly appreciated.