The Emergency Room On A Weekend Essay

1030 Words Apr 16th, 2016 null Page
For my assignment, I shadowed the emergency room on a weekend. I shadowed two nurses whom had different patients. As soon as I got there, patients already began to flood in. I wouldn’t say it was hectic, but my nurses definitely kept me busy observing them. The first patient to come in was an older female. She was screaming of stomach pains and had vomited that morning. Her family brought her in themselves. The nurse first observed her body by feeling her stomach. She had a slight hernia, which was supposedly fix once before. As the nurse asked her continually what hurt, she said her entire body. The patient claimed that she was also constipated. After addresses her with questions, the nurses together, proceeded in taking her vitals, doing an electrocardiogram, hooking her up to a heart monitor, and doing blood work. After get the tests and making the patient comfortable, the patient’s son was allowed back into her room. We all went back to the nurse’s station and talked with the emergency medicine doctor. They decided, as team, what medicines and other extensive test they should be running. They ordered a CT scan and decided on an IV medicine for pain. I watched the nurse start the IV and administer the correct medicine. After she was finished, we waited up until I left, for the CT scan. While waiting the few minutes between each patient that came in, one of my nurses explained that usually Sunday or Friday afternoon are the busiest days of the week, but it just depends on…

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