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A strong stomach and quick thinking and the ability to take decisive action are just a few of requirements for working in the Emergency Care Center. Emergency Room nurses working in these ER’s are there to assist the healthcare team to help people in pain and possibly save their lives. 

Emergency Care Centers are often the first line of defense for accidents, allergic reactions, and a host of other urgent medical care needs. The staff in the ER needs to quickly assess the needs of each patient, prioritize care based on critical nature and work to stabilize the patient, treat the problem, discharge the patient after the emergency is over or make arrangements for a hospital stay.

Some of the Requirements and Job Skills necessary to work in the Emergency Care Center:

Compassion:  The team is there to help people who are in urgent need of care. Healthcare professionals must be sympathetic to the patient’s needs and be able to deal with people in various states of pain, tragedy and trauma.

Critical-Thinking Skills: The healthcare professionals in the ER must assess a patient’s health, as well as detect changes in symptoms, health or pain levels and know when it’s necessary to take action.

Organizational Skills: The staff of the Emergency Care Center will face many patients, each with very different needs, stages of health and risks. Knowing how to organize and prioritize will be very important in this setting. This includes Attention to Detail. Wrong moves can prove fatal and attention to detail is critical to the patient’s safety.

Remain Calm Under Pressure: In the ER staff will face life-or-death or other urgent situations almost daily. Being able to think clearly and function under pressure is a must.

other urgent medical care needs. The staff in the ER needs to quickly assess the needs of each patient, prioritize care based on critical nature and work to stabilize the patient, treat the problem, discharge the patient after the emergency is over or make arrangements for a hospital stay.

Some of the Requirements and Job Skills necessary to work in the Emergency Care Center:

Compassion:  The team is there to help people who are in urgent need of care. Healthcare professionals must be sympathetic to the patient’s needs and be able to deal with people in various states of pain, tragedy and trauma.

Critical-Thinking Skills: The healthcare professionals in the ER must assess a patient’s health, as well as detect changes in symptoms, health or pain levels and know when it’s necessary to take action.

Organizational Skills: The staff of the Emergency Care Center will face many patients, each with very different needs, stages of health and risks. Knowing how to organize and prioritize will be very important in this setting. This includes Attention to Detail. Wrong moves can prove fatal and attention to detail is critical to the patient’s safety.

Remain Calm Under Pressure: In the ER staff will face life-or-death or other urgent situations almost daily. Being able to think clearly and function under pressure is a must.

Patience: Stressful circumstances require much patience in order to provide the best care for the patient.

Communication Skills: Communicating with the patients, other team members and family members are all part of this environment as well. ER patients members may be scared, in pain or in shock and their families will want answers to their questions. Healthcare professionals must be patient listeners and good communicators to help keep everyone calm and help them understand the situation.

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