That's what I was thinking but when I've tried to explain to nursing staff that I'm busy trying to see patients, I'm getting quite a bit of push back. I don't want them to think I'm not willing to help, but I think I'm missing out on learning opportunities. Thanks for your input.
I have recently started a rotation at an ER. I am being asked to do lots of EKGs, transport patients to the floor, put them in gowns, getting blankets, helping them with bed pans and changing diapers. I'm not above these tasks, but I'm just not sure if this is the norm. I'm being assigned way more of these duties than getting to see patients or perform procedures. Has anyone else had a similar experience in an ER? TIA