I can't believe I have made it through over 30 days in the Emergency Department! Transitioning from a tech to a nurse in the ER/ED (emergency room / emergency department) has been so, so, so, oooooooo much harder than I was anticipating. I cried during my 30 day review then cried for the first time on the floor when one of our doctors got particularly grumpy. I made it about 10 steps and then the tears came, I was so annoyed that I couldn't keep the tears in! He wasn't even that mean really, I was just feeling a bit sensitive!
I like the ever-changing pace of the ER but there are parts of the ED that makes me want to run away screaming!!!! Being an ER nurse challenges everything that I am bad at. Time management, prioritizing, being thick skinned etc. I am hanging in there ... one day at a time.