It's okay to be nervous when you're new in the ED, but be as open as possible to new experiences and learning skills! I am an ED tech and truly love it. There is never a dull day, and I've learned so much even in just 6 months. I find that the ED nurses are also soooo much more open to teaching us techs things, too, than the nurses in other departments. At my hospital, I find that everybody is so much more enthusiastic all the time in the ED. I guess you kinda have to be though, cause the ED is wild! (In a good way, of course.)
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Is it always necessary to go through a phlebotomy course and EKG course? Or do they teach you on the job? Just curious
At my hospital, we learned EKGs during our regular job training. Phlebotomy is taught by our department's RNs on the job after several months of employment. So I would say no, it isn't always necessary to attend a full separate course for the two skills. Just depends on the place!