i work in a busy ed, where we see somewhere in the neighborhood of 180 to 200 patients per day. we are getting ready to start pod nursing, and i was just wondering if anyone has experience with this type of nursing and how well it works. i work the night shift, so of course our staffing is not as good as it is on days and we typically staff 4 7p nurses (including charge nurse), 1 nurse til 9p, and 1 nurse til 11p. i'm willing to give it a try, but i just don't see how this method is going to work with that kind of staffing. also, i would like some insight on how other ers are staffed. do you have a triage nurse all night? does your charge nurse take a room assignment? i've been in the er for 3 years now, and since first starting the ed, things have changed so much. our staffing has been cut, leaving the charge nurse taking a room assignment and doing triage at times, and i was just wondering if anyone else was experiencing the same problems.