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.
Share this infographic on your site! Source: NursingSchoolHub.com Triage: the evaluation and categorization of the sick or wounded when there are insufficient resources for medical care of everyone at once. The Earliest Days of Triage 760-710 BC: Greek physician Pikoulis … Continue reading →