The Fundamentals Of Triaging Patients In The ER

The Fundamentals Of Triaging Patients In The ER

The Emergency Severity Index (ESI) Triage Algorithm is an important tool utilized by nurses when assigning an acuity to the adult patient.  The acuity based off of stability of patient, vital signs, potential for threat to life, limb, or organ, and estimated resources needed in treating the patient.  Additionally a nurses own experiences, competence, and ability [...]

Five Surprising Facts About Working in The ER

Five Surprising Facts About Working in The ER

Why Emergency nursing? For the excitement and immediate gratification that comes with being a nurse in the Emergency Department.  When you can fix an emergent problem and make the patient stable or feel better, is what it's all about. What are three words to describe emergency nurses? Resilient, quick thinking, and badass. What is the most exciting part [...]

The Life Changing Effects Of Frost Bite

The Life Changing Effects Of Frost Bite

With record lows predicted for this New Year's Eve there is a greater risk for frostbite and hypothermia.  Frostbite often starts out with numbness, tingling, or a burning sensation in the exposed extremities or skin.  The areas at most risk are ears, cheeks, the nose, the chin, fingers, and toes. As the frostbite progresses skin [...]