An LVN (Licensed Vocational Nurse) in the Emergency Department (ED) plays a crucial role in providing nursing care and support to patients who require immediate medical attention due to injuries, illnesses, or life-threatening conditions. LVNs in the ED work alongside a multidisciplinary team to assess, treat, and stabilize patients during critical situations.
Patient Assessment: Conduct rapid and comprehensive assessments of patients, including vital signs, medical history, and the nature and severity of their condition or injury.
Triage: Assist in the triage process to prioritize patient care based on the urgency of their medical needs. Identify critical patients who require immediate attention.
Emergency Procedures: Administer emergency medical treatments and interventions as directed by physicians and registered nurses. This may include wound care, medication administration, and airway management.
Intravenous (IV) Therapy: Start and maintain IV lines, administer fluids, medications, and blood products, and monitor IV sites for complications.
Patient Monitoring: Continuously monitor patients' vital signs, cardiac rhythms, and oxygen levels. Recognize and respond to changes in patient conditions promptly.
Documentation: Maintain accurate and detailed patient records, including assessments, interventions, and progress notes. Adhere to hospital charting standards and legal requirements.
Patient Education: Provide patients and their families with information about their conditions, treatments, and what to expect during their ED visit.
Collaboration: Collaborate closely with physicians, registered nurses, and other healthcare professionals to ensure coordinated care and timely interventions.
Medication Management: Administer prescribed medications and treatments, following established protocols and documenting medication administration accurately.
Patient Safety: Implement safety measures and infection control protocols to maintain a safe environment in the ED.
Emergency Response: Be prepared to assist in resuscitation efforts during cardiac arrests and other life-threatening emergencies.
Discharge Planning: Assist in the preparation of patients for discharge or transfer, ensuring they receive appropriate follow-up care and instructions.
Salary: The salary for an LVN in the Emergency Department typically ranges from $36.75 to $39.00 per hour, depending on factors such as experience, qualifications, geographical location,
Salary: $36.00 - $39.00 per hour
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Work Location: In person
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