Working In The Emergency Room Analysis

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“Every single day you learn something new,” Nurse Medina says, “ and if you look at everything there is usually never a double moment.” Medina works in the Emergency Room (ER) at Lenox Hill Hospital where she experiences different situations that occur in the department. Nursing isn’t as simple as it sounds. Working twelve-hour shifts with different scenarios every day is arduous for the nurse practitioner that manages the ER. Working in the ER to save a life may sound a bit cliche, “But when you can really save a life that is worth saving what I mean of worth saving is that the person will have a good outcome. Then it makes a big difference.” Working your way up to be a nurse practitioner takes a lot of commitment and education. After graduating …show more content…
In the ER priorities are always in place for every person in the department. “For us [it] is [putting] patient safety first, second is staff safety because it's an emergency room, third is making sure that we can have a good flow in the emergency room,” Nurse Medina says. Most people know that the ER is always hectic and busy, and the staff works around the hour to help the people coming in. Being the head staff of the ER seems difficult for one person, but Nurse Medina is always on top of her game when there is a lot of pressure. Medina says, “I perform extremely well all the time because having to allocate the patients where I have people coming in and ambulances coming in and I have to delegate transporters, clerks, nurses, nursing assistants, plus deal with the patients and know everything that's going on with every patient in the emergency room.” Being in charge of the entire ER staff and knowing all the things that are going on with the patient is extremely impressive, especially if it is on a weekday. Nurse Medina works extremely hard in ER and has earned many award throughout her years in Lenox Hill Hospital. She has been nominated for the “Falling Stars Award” because her coworkers have nominated her for this award. All of this hard work comes with a lot of pride and

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