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Transcript of ER nurse.
. determining the medical needs of a patient. performs an initial assessment of every patient to identify current symptoms and concerns. provides emergency care to patients suffering from things such as heart attacks, car accidents, assault, gun shot wounds and dog bites. administers necessary treatment such as cleaning and dressing wounds, administering medications or injections, taking blood for testing and starting any type of therapy. records medication history such as previous conditions and surgeries, current and previous prescription medications and family history. records vital signs such as temperature, pulse, blood pressure, respiration, height and weight. records any allergies and the last date of shots. creates a nursing care plan -- which includes orders, tests, medication administration and medical procedures -- to provide correct treatment for patients. provides referrals to other health care professionals or facilities to make sure patients receive continuous medical treatment. qualified to perform transport nursing duties and provide medical care to patients who are immediately transferred via helicopter or airplane to the closest hospital or another medical facility. may educate the public about various situations that can lead to trauma such as alcohol and drugs, firearms and other weapons and vehicle safety.