Settled down now

  1. I arrived back to my home country June 1st, start my new job tommorrow. It's a 16 bed Resp Unit with 10 Emergency Transition Unit beds (ETU), which caters for pts. who require admission to the hospital via the ED. The placment can be temporary and when a bed becomes available on the home unit the pt. is transferred.

    I am looking forward to it, first shift starts at 11pm. The nurse/pt ratio description given sounds quite pleasing too, a lot of the time it is 2:4.

    It's good to be back again.

    Last edit by Jay-Jay on Jun 7, '03
  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   Mkue
    Welcome Back
  4. by   NRSKarenRN
    Good to hear from you. Tell us more about ER nursing in Australia when you get the chance.

    Illinois chilly---come visit Chilly Philly sometimes.
  5. by   nursenoelle
    Welcome Back ! Good Luck with the new job.
  6. by   Nurse Ratched
    I heard someone else here asking about an ED transitional care area - are these becoming more common as triage almost becomes an overnight process?
  7. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Glad to see you made it back home. Take care.
  8. by   Tweety
    Good luck Tracey.

    I wish we had a unit like that during our busy season in the winter. Poor patients sit in the ER for many hours, sometimes over 24 hours waiting for a bed, especially if they need isolation.

    Good luck and keep in touch!!
  9. by   passing thru
    Wouldn't the transition beds be the same as what we call,
    "" ER Holding?""

    Many ER's have holding area's 6-18 beds designated to hold patients until a bed is available on the unit they are being admitted to.
    Then there's ER "fast tracks"...but they are discharged after treatment.
    ER Holding is usually staffed by a Med-Surg or ICU nurse....not an ER the patients can remain in holding 1-2 days, and
    a nurse has to initiate care and the doctor's orders.