ER Nurses are the first one(s) you see when u come to the ER. They have already assessed you, initiated care and and usually diagnosed you before the doctor gets a chance to see you. Most likely before the doctor enters your room, you’ve gotten your IV, cardiac monitor, oxygen, EKG, and are prepping for a CT Scan….. ER nurses are trusted to initiate care without doctors orders based on Nursing Judgement and Critical Thinking.

- SM September 22, 2015