This book is a quick reference guide, designed for the Emergency Department, to assist ER Preceptors in training new ER nurses. It provides an organized approach to this important orientation program which helps to ensure that all new ER Nurses have a reliable and thorough guide for ER Orientation. Formatted to present small bits of digestible information, this book is both efficient and highly usable. It is also organized by body system and includes the most common ER disease process or situations experienced in the ER setting. It provides both the ER Preceptor and the new ER Nurse with chapter by chapter guidelines covering skills checks, instructions of what supplies, medications, policies, and procedures to learn or become familiar with during the Orientation period.
Jennifer R. Buettner, RN, is a full time Registered Nurse at Jasper Memorial Hospital in McDonough, GA. She has nine years of ER Experience and 3 years of experience precepting new graduate nurses and new employees in the ER. Jennifer is Certified in ACLS, PALS, TNCC, and as a Nurse Preceptor (Rockdale Medical Center/2005).. She won the Faculty Award for the graduate who "has achieved excellence in both the academic and clinical settings and who best exemplifies the total integration of program philosophy to professional performance" (5/2002). She has developed an ER Orientation Packet and Education Course for a local hospital. Her proposed book comes from her inability to find an orientation manual that was sized and priced reasonably enough for Hospital ERs to purchase in sufficient quantities to provide all preceptors and all new ER Nurses. Jennifer has applied to take the Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) Exam and plans to earn this important credential prior to the publication of her book.