Emergency Nursing: The Profession, the Pathway, the Practice
Emergency Nursing: The Profession, the Pathway, the Practice provides students, new nurses, and existing emergency nurses the tools and information they need to pursue and sustain a successful career in emergency healthcare.
Emergency nursing is an ever-growing segment of the nursing profession and is currently in high demand. With more than 136 million annual patient visits to emergency departments in the U.S. alone, emergency nurses constantly find themselves in high-risk situations that are both physically and emotionally tasking. Nurses often describe their role in the fast-paced environment of the emergency department as both stressful and extremely fulfilling. By its very nature, emergency nursing is full of moving pieces and shifting roles and responsibilities. Given that complexity, how do you find your place and determine if this is the right area of practice for you?
Emergency Nursing: The Profession, the Pathway, the Practice provides students, new nurses, and existing emergency nurses the tools and information they need to pursue and sustain a successful career in emergency healthcare. Author Jeff Solheim informs readers about the multitude of career opportunities within the context of emergency nursing. He introduces nurses to the emergency department and how it differs from other healthcare settings, explaining the challenges and patient populations that emergency nurses will face on a regular basis. Filled with facts, notes, and practical advice, this book is a valuable resource for any nurse eager to learn more about emergency care.
About the Author
Jeff Solheim, MSN, RN-BC, CEN, TCRN, CFRN, FAEN, is founder and Executive Director of Project Helping Hands, a Third World humanitarian medical organization, and President of Solheim Enterprises. He has been a nurse since 1989 and an emergency nurse since 1993. Well-known in the emergency nursing field, Solheim has worked in nearly every facet including staff nurse, charge nurse, manager, director, trauma coordinator, flight nurse, educator, and pre-hospital nurse. Since 2004, he has traveled around the world speaking on a variety of clinical and motivational topics and leading medical teams with Project Helping Hands. Solheim is a prolific author, having written and edited more than 20 books and published numerous journal and magazine articles.