The Nurse Becoming Podcast 

#036 Behind the Scenes in the ED

People have been asking me, “What do NP’s actually DO in the ED?”

It’s a good question, and one that warrants a pretty big deep dive in order to more accurately address the nuances of a typical day in the ED. Because long story short – it’s nothing like what you see on television!

Working in the Emergency Department for six years taught me not only valuable career and life skills, but also influenced my approach overall on tasks and decision making.  

In this episode, I’m giving you the raw and uncut version of what it’s like working in the Emergency Department, including:

  • Who is eligible to work in ED (what you need to look into to ensure you’re practicing within your legal scope)
  • My opinion on the various certifications, the differences between them and which certification to consider if you want to work in the ED
  • Should new grads work in the ED?
  • Who is a great fit for the ED, what skills they have and the unique mentality they all share that allows them to thrive in this kind of environment
  • A typical day in the ED, what to expect and the kind of work you’ll be involved in
  • And an important lesson I want you to know so that you never miss a life threatening diagnosis

I also share a surprising story about what happened one Friday night in Triage that I’ll never forget… So what are you waiting for? Let’s dive in!


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