#flashbackfriday to when I wanted to suture every laceration that came into the ER when I was a PA student 😆👍🏼❤️🤗 ✨ER ROTATION TIPS✨
Usually ER rotations are pretty free in terms of what you do. You could either stay with the doctor and work with them or go in the fast track. It's pretty independent and you are in charge of deciding of what you want to do. Unless of course your supervising physician says otherwise.
My goal in the ER was to suture as much as possible and so I made friends with the nurse in the fast track, helped her put in a bunch of IV lines and in turn she called me for every laceration that came in 🙂
A few more tips: .
🚑 If you get a chance to do a procedure like intubate or put in a central line, do it!! Be first to volunteer. You can only learn from trying .
🚑 If you stick with the doctors they usually have good "pimping" questions
🚑 If you don't know how to do something, ask!! For example, I learned how to put in IV lines from one of the ER techs .
🚑 Take part in a code!! Whether you help do CPR or intubate, help! It's a really exciting experience .
🚑 See how the physicians deliver bad news, it'll help you figure out how you would go about doing the same if you're ever in that situation
All in all, ER rotation is a pretty independent rotation. Make the best of it!! It was one of my favorite rotations 🤓👩🏻⚕️❤️😻