Pros: co-workers, we are like a family and stick together
Cons: you never know when you will get a break or if you will, it's the er and it's unpredictable
The ER can be a very busy, stressful job. On any given day we can get 4-6 ambulances within 30 mins. The nursing staff is great and helps out when other Sec/Techs are busy. Such as when we get a patient from a nursing home that needs to be changed and washed.We feel that could be our family member and makes sure they are well taken care of as with any other patient that comes in. We put them on the monitor, perform EKG's, draw blood. Quick reg patients in the room while the Nurse is doing triage. Follow directions of the Nurse and do what she asks on the patient to get them set up. We stock the linens and each room with phlebotomy supplies and Nursing supplies. Stock the Nursing Station by the Pyxus for the Nurses. Assist Dr's and Nurses with exams and procedures. I have learned so much working in the ER and feel that everyday I learn something new, which is one of the best parts of my job. My coworkers are great. The hardest part is when you get a pretty young patient, for various reasons, and no matter how hard you try, they don't make it. The best part of my job is helping my patients and lifting their spirits. Some patients just need a little extra TLC and i have no problem giving it to them. Some like to just talk and I one hearing their sties. Patients never cease to amaze me, no matter how sick or healthy they are.