Green employees (nurses) in ER - page 3

Just a question in general--how do people feel about new, right-out-of-school RNs running right into ER? Are we ready--for those of you have some experience? Is it someplace you feel comfortable... Read More

  1. by   teeituptom
    howdy yall
    from deep in the heart of texas

    Well brass dragon, I dont know who told you ER wasnt critical care, but whoever they are, they are wrong. ER is not only critical care, but its also critical thinking and performance at a very high level. Yes we take care of a lot poopers and pukers and migrainers and such. We also take care of MIs coming in off the street getting them taken care of and to the cath lab in 30 to 45 minutes from the time they hit the door. Or the GSW to the chest you successfully resuscitate and you get to watch walk out of the hospital in a week or two. Or the CVA that you treat with throbolytics that resolves the patients symptoms.And the list goes on.
    Will you benefit from a telemetry unit yes, but dont ever think the ER isnt critical, just ask any ICU nurse who has been slammed all night with patients stabilized by us before they get to the unit.

    keep it in the short grass yall