Observing a rotation in the Emergency Department at Beth Israel Medical Center was a life changing experience. Having the opportunity to take part in this rotation made me certain that nursing the career that I want to peruse. Compared to the usual unit of the hospital this department was higher paced and consisted of a lot more work in a limited amount of time. During the rotation I was paired with a nursing that has been working in the Emergency Department for 25 years. Even though she could complete tasks in half of the time, she was more than happy for explain everything with so much passion. While getting to know each other she talked about her nursing school years and Kingsborough and how things have changed. Throughout the day the Emergency Department was literally a revolving door. Patients were coming from the waiting room as well as Ambulette Services. The department was very crowded because of the patients on stretchers that were lined back to back in the hallway. It was a little difficult getting by in such a confined space, but knowing that these patients were willing to wait for their care was notable. The Emergency Department can sometimes be a gruesome or solemn. The RN on call cared for all of her patient’s like family. It was amazing to see how fast she recognized different cultures throughout the day. I was lucky enough to have had the opportunity to help translate with some Spanish speaking patients. This reminded me how important it was to know more than one language in the medical field. The patient was finally able to express herself to get the help that she needed. Nurses in the Emergency Department are constantly on their feet. Whether it’s checking vital signs, administering medication or restocking the room, my RN barely had time to drink her morning coffee. With everything going on they still made sure to perform the 3 checks before medication administration to the 6 rights of the client. While performing the 3 checks the RN was
For our first trip to the hospital I will be going to the emergency room otherwise known as the E.R. The emergency room is a hospital or primary care department that provides initial treatment to patients with a broad span of illnesses and injuries. In the ER there is a vast array of people caring for a patient including physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and surgeons. An abundant amount of tools are used in the emergency room. A stethoscope is a diagnostic tool that allows a nurse or physician….
The Emergency Room
The emergency department team consists of many trained professionals each with a specific job in treating the patient. Emergency room personnel usually consists of administrative registration clerks, a triage nurse, primary nurses, a charge nurse, the attending physician or emergency nurse practitiner, and nursing assistants. Also, in certain hospitals the trauma team (surgeons, anesthesiologists, and specialized physicians) may be on standby to aid in an emergency situation….
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The procedure taken at my last emergency room visit took many steps. The evening began by entering in to an overly crowded waiting area. Every chair that lined the walls was filled with a warm body, many of whom where hacking, coughing, sneezing and such. I approached the registration window and was greeted by a kind intake worker who proceeded to evaluate my situation. He then sent me around the corner to have my vitals taken and….
Emergency Room Today I visited the emergency room and learn a lot of different information. First of all, the first patient the doctor went to see was a female patient that was in a car accident. She got hit at an intersection and then hit someone else. Also, she had her seat belt on and her airbags went on. There was pain in her lower back and knees. She was also pregnant and she drank and smoked. The doctor informed her that they were going to take x-rays on her back and from then on they would….
Emergency Care Nursing
Emergency rooms are known for their long waits and lack of competent staff. Over the past years emergency care departments have revamped their systems in order to correct these flaws. A leading factor in this change is the presence of more nursing staff on the floor of the emergency room. Nurses have gone from having little power when it comes to patient diagnoses, to running their own non-life-threatening treatment facilities. Without these men and women emergency care….
The fast paced world of Emergency room nursing is exciting, rewarding, and hard work. Emergency room nurses are responsible for treating patients who are experiencing illness, injury or trauma. Being a nurse means being able to think on your feet to solve a problem and execute a treatment plan.
E.R nurses must have many different characteristics to be able to work in the emergency room. One characteristic is being able to handle a fast paced, constant change environment. Being in the E.R, things….
A few months ago, a patient arrived in the emergency room on a stretcher with symptoms of face drooping, arm weakness, and speech difficulty. The emergency room physician, who also specialized in neurology, immediately suspected that the patient suffered from a stroke. Stroke occurs when the blood flow to a certain part of the brain is blocked, which causes the blood vessels to burst or leak within the brain. This leak of blood in the brain causes nerve cells to die (“What is Stroke?” 1). To confirm….
It was on April 18th that I had my third, and final, interview. The doctor that I interviewed was Dr. Anita Kulkarni, of the Santa Clara Emergency Room. Dr. Kulkarni and I got along well, talking about the hardships of being an Emergency Doctor, especially a female doctor, the goodness in the career, and the relationships that goes into the career. The doctor and I, however, had been conversing for some time before the interview was actually held. The two of us could not find a time….
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Boarding Patients in the Emergency Department
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BOARDING PATIENTS IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT 2
A patient who is boarded is one who remains in the emergency department even after they have been admitted to the hospital. Boarding patients in the emergency department has become a problem for many hospitals in America today. It has affected the health and safety of….
What about dealing with the victim’s family? Are you able to keep calm and make fast decisions? If you are then an Emergency Room Physician is the best job for you. Emergency Room Physicians get paid a lot of money and they get to make up their own working schedules. Besides their off time is their own, and they don’t have to be on call like other doctors may be. Becoming an Emergency Room Physician is a good career because a lot of lives are saved in hospitals. They work so hard to try and save people’s….