I always yearn to experience the world of Emergency Nursing. It was an area I did not grasp when I was a student. I was always assigned in Surgical Ward and Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Thankfully, my recent assignment as a travel nurse was in Emergency Department. Emergency Nurse, Emergency

So now I would like to share what is Emergency Nursing.

Emergency Nursing

According to the Emergency Nursing World website, Emergency Nursing is a specialty field in which nurses care for patients who are in emergency or critical phase of their illness or injury; and are adept at discerning life- threatening problems, prioritizing the urgency of care, rapidly and effectively carrying out resuscitative measures and other treatment, acting with a high degree of autonomy and ability to initiate needes measures without outside direction, educating the patieng and his family with the information ans emotional support needed to preserve themselves as they cope with new reality. Emergency Nursing is not necessarily carried out in the Emergency Department. All nurses must be equipped with emergency nursing skills to answer to the call of emergency care.

Scope of Emergency Nursing

As a specialty field, emergency nursing accomodates ambulatory, urgent, elective, and emergent care setting. Trained and certified emergency nurses may not need to wait for the diagnosis of illness to start giving care. They provide care across the life span, and any gender.

Emergency Nursing Certification

A training and certification in Emergency Nursing are usually required for nurses who wishes to pursue the said field. Advance life support (Adult and Child) training and certification and core- curricula in Emegency Nursing and Trauma are useful for many Emergency nurses. United States, Canada, and New Zealand give emergency nursing certification to test the knowledhe and competency of nurse. Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) is given to nurses who have taken the examination.

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As I was waiting for my flight to my home country, I reminisce the moments Al Ahsa City gave me for two years.

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My aunt and I had a brief conversation via social media on our respective shifts.

She was assigned in the Cardiac Unit of a hospital in Toronto and was tasked to care for a 76 year old male patient with aortic stenosis.

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Good news, nurses!

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) released an order 182- 17 titled “Guidelines Governing the Employment and Working conditions of Health Personnel in the Private Healthcareindustry”.

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I think I won’t see you

Posted: September 21, 2017 in Nurse
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I think I won’t see you, even if our worlds almost collide.

Because I have this weird feeling of fear, a feeling I understood long before you replied to my first message on Messenger. I tried to kick it for months, but now it’s starting to cripple my senses. My eyes have already catch goosebumps on my skin that they suddenly turn dark. And my nose inhaled a fragrant so poisonous it could stop my heartbeat.

I am afraid I can’t see you.

Doing so would tarnish the image I have of you. You’re a nice person whom everyone sees as cool and vibrant as the summer sky. You have a great charge on whatever is in your hands. You keep on having the positive vibe despite hurricanes and tornadoes that come along. With your, ‘don’t- care- don’t- mind’ attitude, seeing you is my greatest fear.

So maybe it’s better if I’d see you from afar.

From a distance, I could catch a glimpse of your curious frown and smile. They mimick how you’d be when I am near you. I couldn’t stand watching you with those frowns and smiles, so much so that I am keeping myself from a galaxy full of sharps and blood.

Emergency Department is a chaotic yet beautiful place to work as a nurse. You encounter and provide care lots of patients or clients in just a minute or two. You will see different cases in an hour and eventually have the ability to assess and prioritize each of them.

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For this week our emergency department has received lots of pediatric clients than adults. We have adults with chest pain, abdominal pain, and high blood pressure. But our pediatric cl. Most of the peds have vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and fever.

Pedia Emergency, Travel Nurse

To follow through, I would like to share to you some common medical cases of pedia clients or patients.

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