Published October 2014 by Jamie Bond
Not all nurses are destined for a career in the emergency room. Those that follow their heart and specialize in emergency medicine must be quick thinkers and have the ability to multi-task while meeting the various needs of multiple ill patients. Emergency room nurses must be on their toes at all times as the needs of the next patient to seek care in the emergency room are unknown.
The following list of websites contains many valuable websites to prepare emergency room nurses for the unexpected. It is crucial for emergency nurses to keep abreast current trends in illness and treatments alike. The list of news/research websites and journals will allow these elite nurses to keep informed and in turn, allow them to provide the best care possible. Emergency room nurses often treat critical patients following a trauma or cardiac arrest. The list of blogs may help these nurses cope and relate to others in similar situations through these challenging times. There also is an extensive list of associations in which emergency room nurses may become members of that will allow networking opportunities as well as continuing education opportunities. There are specialty certifications and available to emergency room nurses who deserve to be recognized for their dedication and expertise in the profession.
Nurse.com – Emergency Room
The American Trauma Society advocates for proper treatment of patients when accidents occur and works to prevent trauma by way of education.
Barnes Jewish Hospital: Trends in Trauma
Society of Trauma Nurses Annual Conference
For information regarding becoming an emergency room nurse practitioner, see what is the best MSN concentration to get.
About the author:
Jamie Bond has been a registered nurse since 2002 and returned to the college scene in 2012 to become a Family Nurse Practitioner. She has a passion for all things nursing, especially the care of the at–risk population. Jamie has first hand experience navigating the complicated, multifaceted field of nursing. A married mother of two school-aged sons, Jamie enjoys spending her spare time cheering on her kids at their various activities.