Topics About 'Emergency Nursing'.

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  1. Healthcare is a constantly shifting industry, becoming more tedious with new politicians elected to office, added regulations for patient experience, updates to service line policies, etc. With these increasing standards and complex expectations, eme...
  2. Emergency Department staff see every type of unique patient, from differing religious, ethnic, cultural, and racial backgrounds to varying gender preferences, weight, age, insurance coverage, and income status. This constantly changing, stressful env...
  3. Christina Whalen

    Top Skills for the ER Nurse

    Today's nursing professionals must have an increasingly complex set of skills and abilities to thrive in their health care careers. That is even more important in the ER setting, where decisions must be made quickly and decisively. Being an ER nurse ...
  4. It's the day after Christmas, and the ER is packed. The line to register is 10 patients deep, and I take deep breaths as traumas and critical patients rush to the front of the line. A mother comes in, hysterical after her own toddler has apparently...
  5. "Nancy" and Babs

    Each shift "Nancy Nurse", my character, was efficient, intelligent, quick thinking, compassionate, organized, quick witted and funny. She also had excellent assessment skills, and even better intuition. She always "knew" which patients required close...
  6. Joe V

    Keeping Trauma nurses employed

    Check out our Critical Care forums and our Emergency Nursing forums!!
  7. One Last Goodbye

    One night as I was the charge nurse and the ER nurse all rolled into one, I received a call from the front desk that I had a patient in the car downstairs and I needed to open the ambulance door so I could get him into the ER. As I ran down, I was wo...
  8. While at the 2017 ENA Convention in St. Louis, allnurses got the opportunity to interview Alex Wubbels, the Utah nurse who in July 2017, was violently secured in handcuffs and placed in a squad car for not complying with a police officer's request to...
  9. Details have been changed to protect the patient and her family. The facts of this case are true. The ambulance page pierced the silence. Most nights it could barely be heard over the din of a busy ER, but tonight the snow had fallen in heavy layers ...
  10. A Day In ER

    March 29, 2008 On that day, at around 9:30 am, a patient was to be brought to another hospital for lab/pulmonary exam which was not available in our center. A pulmonary doctor and a nursing aide were with me to complete the team. The patient was brou...
  11. The Last Bag of Pretzels

    I spent 17 years in the ER fighting death. Death was our enemy. We posted statistics on the board at night. ER 5, Death 7. We couldn't bear to lose a patient. Especially horrific is a patient that walks in, only to expire in our hands. How can this h...
  12. So, one day my manager gave me the choice... go home or go to the ER and help them out. She assured me that I would just stock shelves and help out the nurses and not actually take care of any patients since I had not taken care of an adult pt since ...
  13. Did You Hear Me?

    To the man that presented to me dead on arrival. We intubated you, gave you 3 rounds of epi, followed by 3 rounds of atropine, continued CPR and the whole time you were in pea (pulseless electrical activity; this is where the pt. Has no pulse but the...
  14. Like Phil Jackson once quoted, "The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team" (Jackson, 2014). How true is this quote, we all have our strengths and weaknesses that blended together with other members of...
  15. Emergency Room nurses are a special breed. They are highly skilled, compassionate folk who work well as a team. They are open to experience, and agreeable. Here are some more traits common to most ED nurses. Game On ED is a noisy, fast paced...
  16. As 2015 was nearing its end, so too was my final semester of nursing school. My mood was good. I already had a job lined up, and I felt fairly confident that I would do fine on my final exams. Some time in those final weeks, however, a surge of anxie...
  17. Lunah

    Emergency Nursing

    The Emergency Nurse Emergency Nurses specialize in caring for patients in potentially emergent or critical condition, be it from illness or injury. Because this specialty is unique in that patients do not necessarily arrive with a diagnosis, emer...
  18. traumaRUs

    ENA Mass Casualty Incident

    AN staffers TNButterfly and TraumaRUS are at ENA 2017 in St Louis. The opening address was enthusiastic and got the crowd dancing in the aisles. Then, Dan Nadworny presented a mass casualty incident that has real world repercussions. MCIs come in man...
  19. I blame nursing school for beating the "reflection dead horse". However, on this particular day where I needed to straight cath an 88 yo woman, I found myself with all kinds of new reflections. As a brand spanking new nurse in the ED, I feel tha...
  20. The ALTO program (alternatives to opioids) in the ED. Last year the Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) pioneered the ALTO program. Ten hospital emergency departments across the state participated and decreased the use of narcotics from 31-46% (...
  21. Rules for the ER (long)

    The Emergency Room1. The world of ER does not revolve around you. There are sick people here, and you aren't one of them. 2. Our definition of sick is not your definition of sick. If a member of the ER staff says that someone is sick, it means that t...
  22. Lunah

    Trauma Nursing

    What is Trauma Nursing? Trauma nurses specialize in caring for patients injured through trauma, be it accidental or intentional. Trauma nurses must be well versed in stabilizing patients and rapidly recognizing impending life threats. Patients wi...
  23. As ER nurses it is imperative that we recognize our geriatric patients as both a unique and vulnerable population. Yes, they are adults, but given their age, the type of care they require is different than the general adult population. Below are some...