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ER nurse.

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Mariah Begley

on 20 May 2011

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Emergency Room Nurse Emergency nurses provide medical care for patients in the critical or emergency phase of their illness, trauma or injury. They must work quickly and efficiently and be able to recognize life threatening problems and subsequent solutions without hesitation. "The Fast Pace!" "The Challenge!" "Variety!" "Teamwork!" "Excitement!" Good time management. Must be able to make quick and accurate decisions. Must have experience in emergency medical care. Demonstrate confident leadership qualities. According to diplomaguide.com, to become an emergency nurse, on must first become a registered nurse. This requires a student to earn a nursing degree via a two or four year program. Following this, a registered nurse can take a certification exam administered via the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN), which is a division of the Emergency Nurses' Association. Nurses that earn certification must complete a set number of continued education hours in order to remain certified. This ensures they are continually up to date on the latest medical technologies and research. Full range of body motion Being able to lift 50 lbs Be able to relate to people of all ages and backgrounds Attention to detail Overall good health Good stress coping skills Trained in conflict resolution After successfully completing school, students must then pass the state certification exam which allows them to practice medicine legally as a licensed registered nurse. The exam is given in testing center across the nation, consists of 175 questions and generally takes three hours to complete. While it is not required, the BCEN recommends that registered nurses possess around two years of emergency nursing experience prior to taking the exam. Then you can start your career as an ER nurse. The more experience you have, the higher you are paid. According to Nursinglink.com to be a nurse you need: The salary of an ER nurse can range from $60,000 - $90,000 according to payscale.org Daily Tasks Consist of: assess the condition of patients, and it is important that they prioritize every situation to ensure all patients are cared for in a timely manner, according to the severity of the condition.

. 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.
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