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New Carolyn Jones Emergency Nurse Documentary

Posted by Erica Bettencourt

Fri, Aug 07, 2020 @ 02:03 PM

incaseofemergencyFilmmaker, Carolyn Jones released The American Nurse in 2012, Defining Hope in 2017, and now In Case of Emergency: Without You, We Don’t Stand A Chance.

Jones teamed up with the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) to create a documentary that celebrates emergency Nurses and the impact they have on patients across the country.

ENA President Patricia Kunz Howard said"Emergency Nurses do amazing things every single day. They put their patients first without any thought of reward or recognition. With Carolyn's unique style and approach to storytelling, this documentary will pay a proper tribute to that selflessness by showing the world the complicated, yet rewarding, work that defines emergency Nursing and the people who are committed to care."

“When COVID hit, we realized that it is all nurses that we can’t live without,” said Jones. “The role you play is really critical for us in finding our way to a better way of living. I applaud each and every one of you.”

In another interview discussing her new project, Carolyn said, "I want Nurses to feel elevated and come out of this idea that no one else wants to know what they are doing. The public will never understand it until Nurses tell them what goes on. I hope that some Nurses will rise to the surface and find their voices. They are the best story tellers I’ve ever encountered. That’s what I love about interviewing Nurses – boom, the story is right there.”

In celebration of Emergency Nurses Week, the film will be premiered virtually on October 14, 2020. 

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Topics: ER nurse, Carolyn Jones, emergency nursing, COVID-19 study, emergency nurses, nurse documentary

Emergency Nursing Demographics

Posted by Erica Bettencourt

Thu, Jun 06, 2019 @ 11:12 AM

emergencynursingThere are many specialties available to Nurses and choosing the right one can be a difficult decision. If you can work under pressure in a fast-paced and often-stressful environment while staying calm and collected, Emergency Nursing might be for you. For some people, working in the ER can be intimidating but, for others rewarding.

According to former trauma and transport Nurse Pat Carroll, “The Nursing duties are the same wherever you work, except in the Emergency department, everything is compressed.” She shares that ER Nurses are often evaluating and treating patients almost simultaneously, and they work with a team of specialists, such as radiologists and orthopedic experts, to provide the highest-quality care.

A new study shows the demographics and other findings of the Emergency Nursing workforce.

  • There are an estimated 167,375 providers of direct patient care in the Emergency/Trauma/Transport Nursing workforce.
     
  • 43% of the workforce is under 40 years old.
     
  • 78% of the workforce are women.
     
  • Compared to the overall Nursing workforce, Transport Nurses are more likely to be male.

  • 78% of the RNs surveyed hold a BSN or higher.
     
  • 58% hold specialty board certification.

  • 65% are satisfied or very satisfied with their jobs and the work they do.

  • $77,500 is the median salary for Emergency/Trauma/Transport Nurses working full-time.

Working as an Emergency Nurse can be nerve-racking and emotionally draining. It also requires working long hours in a dangerous environment due to exposure to different types of pathogens and patients. However, if you’re looking for a fast-paced Nursing career where new challenges await you daily, and you can truly make a difference, Emergency Nursing may be the perfect specialty for you.

If you are an ER Nurse we would love to hear about your experiences, please comment below!

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Topics: ER nurse, nursing workforce, emergency nursing

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