Posted by: orletth | June 22, 2009

Working in the ER

Yesterday was my first day working in the ER and I LOVE it! The staff was very welcoming and willing to let me jump right in. My preceptor allowed me to do the initialassessment of patients. I started my 1st IV and I did some venipuncture (drawing blood). They showed me how to do an EKG.I saw patients come to the department in shackles with the police, child protective services take a baby away, and of course people drug overdosed. I say of course people drug overdosed because outside of the hospital it is common to see addicts (is that politically correct?) just chilling on the sidewalk. The emergency room has its ups and downs but so far after my 12 hours there I wouldn’t trade the experience…back there on Wednesday


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