Like the wide range of emergency medicine and emergency departments, there are so many different types of emergency care and nursing services. Most emergency nurses will assume multiple roles during their careers. Depending on where your facility is and the resources you need to support your emergency care, there is also a huge variation in emergency departments.
- Critical Access
Remote settings with very few healthcare professionals’ resources.
- Rural Areas
Within a few hours, moderately remote areas with more resources by road or air.
- Urban Areas
Major urban areas, usually a lot of resources.
Large university-related facilities, many resources available.
- Stand-Alone Emergency Department
In some states only, not physically connected to a hospital.
- Disaster Settings
Extreme post-disaster environments, few resources, often linked to federal or military response programs.
- Track 1-1 Post-anaesthesia care unit (PACU) nurse
- Track 2-2 Clinical nurse specialist
- Track 3-3 Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) nurse
- Track 4-4 Dialysis nurse
- Track 5-5 Pediatrics nurse
- Track 6-6 Labour & delivery nurse