Examples Of Working In The Emergency Room

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A. Working in the emergency room I encounter many patients who come in for psychiatric evaluation, wither it is due to suicidal thoughts or depression. Through the constant training that our hospital puts on, I have learned how to better deal with these types of patients who can be difficult at times. I have learned that something as simple as listening to a patient and just hearing them talk can help to de-escalate whatever situation that person may be in. I have also learned how to better assess these patients and help provide them with other resources that are needed, like depression related support groups or counseling. B. During my time as a nurse in the emergency room, I have noticed an increase in overdose related cases.…show more content…
Working in the emergency department can be easily described as fast placed and at times hectic. Being aware of resource management and learning to prioritize patients are skills that are required to be learned quickly. Once a basic understanding and knowledge of these skills are acquired, nurses are able to build off of them and adapt them however they see fit. The best example of resource management and prioritizing would be working a cardiac arrest. During an arrest, things can become stressful and hectic for not only you but for your team if the situation is not dealt with appropriately. To best avoid this from happening, I will take lead role and start to delegate tasks out to members of my team. If I know I need certain resources I will task someone with the job of getting equipment or medications before they are needed. In regards to priorities, I know what things need to occur first (compressions, airway) before worrying about the smaller things (lab…show more content…
I am actively put in a leadership role in the emergency department, like most of the other nurses that I work with. Most recently I was placed in charge of a cardiac arrest. It was my job to delegate tasks to the other nurses and ER tech. Given my background in emergency medicine, I feel comfortable in this role and feel that I am able to lead the team effortlessly and smoothly through an event like this. C. Between my nursing license and paramedic license, I am constantly taking classes to refresh myself on current knowledge or to learn something new. As of November 2015 I recertified as an ACLS provider, which required me to attend a two day course. This course consisted of new studies and teachings in cardiac medicine, as well as hands on training to review and go over new skills that are coming into medicine. During this course, I was also able to learn different skills from the other nurses as well as teach some of the skills that I have learned as a nurse/paramedic. D. I consider myself to be a transformational type of leader. According to: . I feel that this description fits me well. If a leader leads through hard work, dedication and motivation, I think that it makes for a positive work environment. Every time I go to work, I help to motivate my fellow co-workers and hope to inspire some of them through the actions that I say and
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