As a 25-year veteran of the ED and field and air nursing, I don’t think the article “Match made in nursing: Where does your personality fit?” could have hit the nail more squarely on the head. In the ED, we are compassionate to a fault. And when patients are discharged, admitted or transferred, we move on to the next patient and we split our time well between all patients.
We do not discount the “medical knowledge” that patients obtain from Wikipedia or whatever other website, but kindly explain that our educated medical staff will be more than happy to evaluate and treat them according to best practices. How many other specialties, besides maybe endo, include nurses who can actually eat dinner while talking about a gastric lavage, GI bleed or an “emergent enema”? Excellent article and spot on. Thank you.
— Lynnette Shimmin, BSN, RN, Layton, Utah