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In lieue with our CME course entitled Principles of Emergency Care, I wish to share to you principles of emergency nursing.Emergency nursing is one of the toughest areas a nurse may face or dwell. It is a department that requires your accurate and quick assessment and intervention. Most of the times, emergency nursing accelerates your adrenaline as different varieties of medical and surgical cases come.To ease the worries of nurses in our emergency department, we’re guided by a number of principles. According to are the following.Manage problem or injury with greatest threat to life.A nurse should help ER physician in the assessment and intervention of the most priority problem of the patient. It is essential to manage life threatening problems of the patient first. If the patient complains of chest pain, the nurse should give prescribed oxygen and make an IV line first before doing ECG or Chest X- ray.Treat patients even without detailed history.In the emergency department, manage first the patient before getting medical history. ER nurses take patient information while doing the intervention. Important details such as name, age, past medical history of patient, should be taken even while inserting IV cannula or giving oxygen.Do not wait for final diagnosis to intervene.It is a must to wait for doctors to give us orders on how to treat a patient. But do not wait for ER physician’s final diagnosis when managing an ER patient. ER physicians do not usually have a final diagnosis after they assess a patient. Final diagnosis of a patient, who first came in the ER, is given during admission in the ward or after surgery.These are three principles of emergency nursing care. For more principles, kindly visit

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is a basic skill that save lives and is required for nurses around the world. A nurse, beforehand, must acknowledge the different factors in giving CPR, especially age.

How will you give CPR to an adult a pediatric patient?


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.

Do you want to be an Emergency Nurse too?

What is triage? Why do nurses need triage? What are the colors in triage signifies? Why should I not consider Hollywood Emergency Room triage as real?

If you do want to get the answers for the above questions, it is my advise to read and understand the infographic below.


(P.S.: To be an expert in triage is a goal.)