I work in a small ER. I am wondering who transports the patients in your hospitals to the radiology depatment in your hospital? Do they take your patient off the monitor? Do they put them back on the monitor when they return the to the room? What about the IV? Do they insist that the IV be locked before transport? What size hospital do you work for? My ER has 8 rooms. 6000 visits yearly. Getting increasingly more busy and radiology wants us to take our patients off the monitor have our patiens in a wheelchair and IV locked and then transport our patients to the department. They will then bring the patient back when the study is done. As the RN I have tried to explain to adminsitration that I am in charge of 6 - 8 patients at a time doing all the IV placements, blood draws, EKG's, breathing treatments, and drug adminstration (no pyxis) in addition to all the addmissions of said patients and transporting to the floor of these patients, I also start all the IV's that go bad on the floor and insert foley's for any outpatient radiology US. Oh I also triage my ER patients, and their are only 2 of us on 7-3, 3 on 3-11, 2 on 11-7. No secretary No tech, only RN's and only one MD ever. usually have wait times running average 1-4 hours.