Many duties typically performed by a Trauma Nurse include the following:
Provide careful Nursing interventions in emergency situations
Triage patients and evaluate the severity of the patient’s injuries
Provide IV insertion, intubation, medicine administration, blood drawing, and many other medical procedures
Prepare patients for surgery or diagnostic testing
Trauma Nurses often receive additional education beyond a bachelor’s degree in Nursing to solidify eligibility for the position. Trauma Nursing is extremely strenuous, since the nature of the job entails many unexpected circumstances since accidents can happen at any time, but calm Nurses who work well under pressure will find the profession extremely rewarding.
Ability to adapt and function very well under pressure.
Excellent critical thinking skills.
Proven ability to multitask efficiently in sensitive ICU environment.