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In a single shift, an emergency room nurse might care for an elderly woman with Alzheimer’s disease who has broken a hip, a small child with a severe asthma attack or a teenager with a broken arm. Although it is uncommon, an emergency room also might be completely empty for an hour or two. However, the calm can be shattered by the simultaneous arrival of several ambulances bringing in victims from a multi-car accident. ER nurses must have the skills to deal with all these situations.

In a single shift, an emergency room nurse might care for an elderly woman with Alzheimer’s disease who has broken a hip, a small child with a severe asthma attack or a teenager with a broken arm. Although it is uncommon, an emergency room also might be completely empty for an hour or two. However, the calm can be shattered by the simultaneous arrival of several ambulances bringing in victims from a multi-car accident. ER nurses must have the skills to deal with all these situations.

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10 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Became an Emergency Room Nurse - Cosmopolitan.com

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Became an Emergency Room Nurse - Cosmopolitan.com

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BE PREPARED  Years of working in the Emergency Room will give you great ability to be prepared for the unexpected. It’s a prized survival skill we learn all too well while working in the unpredictable world of Emergency Medicine and Nursing.

BE PREPARED Years of working in the Emergency Room will give you great ability to be prepared for the unexpected. It’s a prized survival skill we learn all too well while working in the unpredictable world of Emergency Medicine and Nursing.

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Work in the emergency room? We've got five apps you'll want to keep handy during your fast-paced shifts.

Work in the emergency room? We've got five apps you'll want to keep handy during your fast-paced shifts.

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ER Nurse Gifts Emergency Room Badge Pull Cute Badge Reels Unique Retractable Badge Holders by BadgeBlooms, $7.00

ER Nurse Gifts Emergency Room Badge Pull Cute Badge Reels Unique Retractable Badge Holders by BadgeBlooms, $7.00

Being an Emergency Room Nurse - #plain t shirts #cool hoodie. GET YOURS =>…

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