We have Respiratory Therapists who give all Neb Tx, do ABGs, manage vent pts- all the breathing stuff.
Techs who can do EKGs, VS, blood draws, foleys, hook pts up to monitors.
Paramedics can start IVs, do EKGs, draw blood, VS, foleys, splints.
Xray techs, CT techs, U/S techs who come and get the pts and do these tests.
Transporters transport pts, run and get blood, go to Main Pharm, etc.
Unit coordinators answer phones, put orders into computers, break down charts, d/c pts out of computers.
Registration people get insurance info, next of kin info, personal info to put people into the computer.
Physician's assistants- they work in our fastrack area and only come into the Main ER to suture and put in staples.
Clinical Supervisors-we have one each shift to give us our assignments, handle all pt/doctor/nurse concerns, act as a resource for staff, help with trauma alerts.
Pharmacy RN who stocks code carts and med carts, orders all drugs for our ER pharmacy, acts as a resource for nurses with questions about meds.
Social worker who helps families during codes, fills indigent med Rx, finds transport for pts back home or to NH, works with rape victims, finds shelter for homeless, provides resources for everyone.
Auxillary who bring pts back from the lobby, stock linen carts, escort pts out to cars.
Security babysits all Baker Acts, psych pts, deals with unruly pts and visitors.
Visitor control person who monitors all visitors coming/going into ER, answers phone in lobby, polices out the visitors when there are too many or when the nurse requests it.
Charge nurse determines which room pt goes to, determines who gets seen when, communicates with all EMS calling in, watches all monitors, resource for staff, and much more.
Supply room staff stock all carts, order supplies.
Environmental clean all rooms, spills.
Except for Security and Auxillary, ALL OF THESE staff members wear scrubs
- it is hard to tell who does what if you don't know who they are. I didn't realize how many different jobs there were until I just wrote it all down!