ER nurses are the best!

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Specializes in ED.

I just figured it out, ER nurses are hated among other nurses because we constantly send other units "work", we believe in the motto of treat and street or send up! We have doctors on site and can resolve issues with patient right there without calling answering services and so forth...........We treat the complaint and not the entire body system, the biggest complaint of ICU nurses about ED........we are excellent multitaskers.........we can handle a code, a vomiting child, a stemi and a cva all at the same time............what other department can do this, all the while a GSW drives up when everything is happening and we get the job done! We do this everyday and are the most under appreciated bunch...........BUT I LOVE IT. I Wouldnt do anything else........I marvel at how much Ive come in a year.......Ive seen a lot.......I marvel at how quick I think on my feet.........Im amazed at how team work makes the worse case scenario the most fun..I also marvel at how the floor nurses call us to start their IV's, yet they complain about us.............one nurse said why do you all alway put the IV in the AC..............my reply..........it's usually the quickest access............she replied, if I were down there I wouldnt do that, my reply, If you could do it, I wouldnt be here starting this IV for you now...........How funny is that? Wow ER nurse are the best, if you could do it and suceed you can go anywhere, but you'd probably get bored fast?...............my point...........YOU ARE THE BEST AND GOOD JOB ED NURSES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Specializes in Oncology&Homecare.

Hats off to you! The best part of our profession is that there is a place for everyone's talent and expertise. I couldn't do what you do. The differences are what make our job interesting and exciting. We need to appreciate and celebrate the differences.:nurse:

Specializes in Cardiothoracic ICU.

Wow You are so amazing, you are the best nurse ever. :yeah:

Specializes in Med/surg, rural CCU.

We are all part of a team. I couldn't do my job without the ER nurses... but they are not better than any other nurse IMO. They do their job- we do ours.

Specializes in med/surg/tele/neuro/rehab/corrections.

LOL Wow, talk about tooting yer own horn! :D

Rooty toot toot toot!!! Lol. I think there are excellent nurses in ALL specialties, and I most admire the humble ones who do their job without patting their own backs.

Specializes in ER, Trauma.
I just figured it out, ER nurses are hated among other nurses because we constantly send other units "work", we believe in the motto of treat and street or send up! We have doctors on site and can resolve issues with patient right there without calling answering services and so forth...........We treat the complaint and not the entire body system, the biggest complaint of ICU nurses about ED........we are excellent multitaskers.........we can handle a code, a vomiting child, a stemi and a cva all at the same time............what other department can do this, all the while a GSW drives up when everything is happening and we get the job done! We do this everyday and are the most under appreciated bunch...........BUT I LOVE IT. I Wouldnt do anything else........I marvel at how much Ive come in a year.......Ive seen a lot.......I marvel at how quick I think on my feet.........Im amazed at how team work makes the worse case scenario the most fun..I also marvel at how the floor nurses call us to start their IV's, yet they complain about us.............one nurse said why do you all alway put the IV in the AC..............my reply..........it's usually the quickest access............she replied, if I were down there I wouldnt do that, my reply, If you could do it, I wouldnt be here starting this IV for you now...........How funny is that? Wow ER nurse are the best, if you could do it and suceed you can go anywhere, but you'd probably get bored fast?...............my point...........YOU ARE THE BEST AND GOOD JOB ED NURSES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You forgot that there was a show called ER, but never one called med/sug, ob/gyn, etc. Sorry to rain on your mania scooter, but without all those other nurses, ER nurses would have nowhere to send our patients to. Without the nurses on other floors, the ER would be screwed when multiple codes come in and someone has to come care for the stable pts while we're glory hounding it. ER nurses are best at being ER nurses, just as other nurses are best at what they do. After 30+ years in emergency medicine I admire med/surg, ICU, OB/GYN, LTC, and all other nurses for doing the job I couldn't and wouldn't. Being a good ER nurse is something to be proud of, and I confess to agreeing with most of what you say, but don't go dumping on other people. Pi$$ off your department's housekeeping staff and I promise you they're going to change your perspective really fast. No offense, I learned from my mistakes.

Specializes in Trauma/ED.

I agree we are better at handling chaos than any other dept but I would flounder in ICU and would be frustrating getting the same pt day after day on a med/surg floor. I am very good at my job and I'm sure there are many other nurses who are very good at their jobs in other dept's.

I don't think being good at my job makes me any better than anyone else. I worry that after reading the OP she may be a little full of herself and will be humbled soon--just wait until the most difficult day you have ever had breaks you into humility.

Don't get me wrong, I am very confident in my skills and am looked up to in my dept and every other dept I've worked in but that does not make me lift my nose to anyone. Just remember that tooting your own horn makes people dislike you, not respect you.

Specializes in ER, Trauma.

I forgot to mention, MULTITASkING IS A MYTH! There are many studies proving that the more you try to multitask, the poorer the quality of all your work. Prioritizing always worked for me and I think we'd should stick with that. Do a search on "multitasking" and you likely wont find any studies backing it.

Specializes in Tele, Med-Surg, CVICU.

Nurses Rock!!

Specializes in Emergency.

i dont neccesarily start AC IVs because its the quickest access.... I start AC IV's because the vein is usually bigger there in case I need to do a quick resuscitation, or I need to adminsiter blood, or I need a CTA Pulmonary...

I don't do things just because "it's easier." I do things for a reason... and if its easier, its a plus.

Experience has taught me that pride comes before a fall. Never praise yourself. Let others praise you.

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