So I started my second ER travel contract. For the last year I have worked as a travel nurse at one facility and I had to move on because I didn't want to pay taxes. I would say my skills as an ER nurse are moderate. Meaning I am ACLS, PALS, BLS certified. I have a lot of experience with cardiac drips and chest tubes as such due to my first nursing job. The job I learned to do ER had a 14 bed emergency department. I have assisted with intubation and arterial lines in the past, however, I feel that the hospital I learned to do these things at had very strict and safe policies which makes it a very difficult task for me to do at other facilities. Or is what this facility asking me to be able to do as a traveler to much?I have worked on my own at my new assignment for 7 shifts, prior to that I got 3 days of training from the nurse who can't tell her head from her ass and everyone there knows it. The computer system is Meditech and I'm not very familiar with it yet so it takes me a while to chart. On my 4th night on my own they gave me a guy who had a pneumo, a lady with a K of 6 and a heart rate of 40, and a guy who's sats were 80% on room air. I did the chest tube with the MD, by then it had been about 90 minutes where I then found out my high K lady had calcium gluconate, and a ton other meds ordered. Of which a different MD was griping at me because "her K is high and if it keeps going up her heart will stop." In the back of my head I'm like 'no ****' but when the other doctor said we are putting in a chest tube now, I kind of had to drop everything and do that. So I get the K lady stuff done (I'm in there for like an hour) and finally look at my 3rd guy to find they have ordered all of the pneumonia meds 3 hours ago so I'm really late on those too. Everyone is super busy with sick people like mine and there is no one to ask questions because they are to busy. I struggle through it, cry all the way home, and call in sick for the next shift. (There were other things, that happened that day so just imagine that 3 patient scenario for every patient I got.)Today I went in, held my own until I got a lady with pneumonia that they decided to intubate and stick an art line in. The doctor is not saying much of what he wants but kind of just expecting me to know, so is the staff. I've done intubations before but the meds came as a pre filled kit, and I have also assisted with art lines but the doctor set them up himself and got everything he wanted for those prior to starting. All I ever did was chart, monitor vitals, and pushed the fully marked meds when told....and my doctors always made sure to say the dose they wanted prior to me pushing it. Here it was like 'give the meds'. Well I'm a traveler I don't want to **** up, I don't know if everyone uses the same doses so I ask, they look at me like I'm a new grad. Then they are like, aren't you charting everything. Well #1 I'm not use to their charting and I didn't have a pen or paper when they started because there was no time out or anything and #2 at my previous job you were the bedside nurse or the charting nurse in such situations. You did not both do procedure AND chart. So I start feeling pretty agitated and call the charge RN and tell here I am not capable of doing this procedure. She tries to fight me. I don't fight back, I just say sure I'm probably not able to fill this contract if this is the expectation. They pull me off the floor and tell me they will settle this with my agency tomorrow. I'm just feeling like, geez I just did a year long contract at a hospital twice this size and didn't have this issue. However, the last hospital didn't have crazy expectations. Like they had rules on what travelers could take and it made it WAY more reasonable for me to do my job. Furthermore, just how does one 'just know' what doses to give to intubate and for an arterial line. Or 'just know' which items a doctor will need/want for these procedures (They don't have kits, you have to find each piece of the kit.)Needless to say I'm pretty depressed, feeling like I don't even know how to be a nurse, despite being one for 8 years. I don't think I can go back.