An emergency can happen to anyone, at any time. Registered nurses have the education and expertise to make crucial, split-second decisions and keep patients safe from additional harm. When seconds count, they are making the difference.
Patients often arrive at the emergency room in serious, life-threatening conditions. Car accidents. Heart attacks. Allergic reactions. A registered nurse has to be ready for anything. Their unique combination of knowledge and skills helps make sure everyone gets the treatment they need when they need it most.
When a person arrives in the ER, the triage RN is one of the first people to see them. The triage RN has the knowledge and training to determine how urgently a patient requires care. This initial RN assessment ensures patients are getting the care they need in order of priority based on the seriousness of their illness or injury.
How do RNs make a difference when it matters most? Watch to find out.
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Once admitted to the ER, registered nurses continue to play a critical role in assessing patients and providing invaluable insight to doctors. Their knowledge and experience helps them to detect changes in a patient’s health, ensures they get the proper treatment, and reduces the chances of similar problems in the future.
“Having the right number of registered nurses on the ward improves patient safety. I do feel registered nurses help me be the best doctor I can be.” — Dr. Joel Mamchur
Each patient in the emergency room is like a puzzle. Registered Nurses see the whole picture—their age, living situation, career—to understand their unique situation. RNs have the training and experience to manage and assist with a variety of emergency situations, from complaints about broken bones and sprained ankles to cardiac arrest.
Find out more about RNs’ unique, holistic approach to patient care.
Registered nurses are essential in providing emergency room patients with the treatment they need as they recover. And that goes beyond administering medicine. RNs also provide a sense of warmth, care and comfort.
Studies have found that higher RN staffing in hospitals is directly linked to lower patient death rates in surgical, medical and ICU units.
From the time patients arrive to long after they’re discharged, the knowledge and expertise provided by RNs simply saves lives.
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