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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. Joe V

    Keeping Trauma nurses employed

    Check out our Critical Care forums and our Emergency Nursing forums!!
  5. traumaRUs

    Critical Incident Stress Debriefing

    What is a critical incident? They are typically sudden, powerful events outside the range of ordinary human experiences. There is likely to be a powerful response within those individuals who work in an arena where critical incidents readily occur. W...
  6. 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...
  7. A new practice improvement initiative and study indicates active shooter training and simulations are vital to ensuring staff is equipped to respond effectively should their emergency department ever become a target for such an act of violence. The g...
  8. This is Part 2 of a two-part series of articles on caring for the elderly in the ED setting. Sanders (1996) developed 11 principles of geriatric emergency care that should be used when assessing older adults. These precepts are as follows: Complex Pr...
  9. "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...
  10. Emmalee Miller, age 82, is brought into the Emergency Department by a concerned neighbor. The patient is a widow with mild Alzheimer's dementia, who used to live alone in her own house until about three months ago, when her unemployed son came to liv...
  11. With increased rates of children being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), it is ever so important that nurses are increasing their awareness and education about the disorder.1 According to the Centers for Disease Control, 1 in 68 children...
  12. Little Anna - Child Abuse

    We had just backed into the station and set the airbrake after running our fourth "sick person" to the hospital since our shift started five hours ago. The pager went off again. My partner, Kevin, and I looked at each other, rolled our eyes, and said...
  13. I really had no idea what to expect from working in an Army ER, but I suspected it wouldn't be much different than any other ER. I knew just from my experience with various ERs in the northern and northwestern Virginia area that most ERs had similar ...
  14. allnurses

    Addressing Bullying in the ED

    allnurses.com staff recently had the opportunity to interview Lisa Wolf, PhD, RN, CEN, FAEN, Director of ENA's Institute for Emergency Nursing Research. She has published research about bullying and how it affects nurses patient care. How does bullyi...
  15. 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...
  16. Ugh...could your night get any worse? Here are some tips for dealing with the patients who are demented: 1. Enlist family support if at all possible. Make sure the nursing home or facility has sent a current next of kin notification and try to get th...
  17. 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...
  18. 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 ...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. So I begin to write.....

    There is blood on the toe of my right shoe. It is not mine. It does not belong to the patient that is on the table in front of me who was in an automobile accident several hours ago --- surprisingly. Although it could have, but I know that it did not...
  22. ScrappyED

    The Trauma after the Trauma

    He was able to answer our questions for the first few minutes and it looked like it was going to be a "routine" trauma where we stop the arterial bleed, set the fracture then scan the pt from head to toe to make sure there are no hidden internal trau...
  23. 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...
  24. nurse2033

    The Schemas of Emergency Nursing

    As an ED Educator I am frequently tasked with training nurses who are new to the Emergency Room. It is true that every nursing unit has their own culture, practices, and sometimes jargon. But, it seems that the ER is just special in how we approach p...
  25. 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...