Emergency Department

We offer two different practice settings in Emergency Nursing.
The pace is fast. The rewards are great.

Our Level I Trauma Center at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is a Pediatric Trauma Center (PTC), Certified Stroke Center, and Pediatric Medical Center (PMC). It is also a designated LA County ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) Receiving Center (SRC).

The Nethercutt Emergency Department at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica serves as a paramedic receiving facility for all patient populations and is a designated STEMI SRC, a Rape Treatment Center, and an Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics.

Between the two facilities, we handle an extraordinary number of patient visits each year. We offer a customized ER training program for new grads and non-ER nurses.

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At UCLA Health, we achieve excellence in patient care consistently by following the steps outlined in CICARE.

CICARE is an acronym that describes specific behaviors that are guaranteed to result in excellent communication with patients, families and colleagues.

Every UCLA Health employee, physician and volunteer holds themselves and their colleagues accountable for practicing these six steps with everyone on every encounter.

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Connect with the patient and their family members by addressing them as Mr./Ms., or by the name they prefer.

Introduce yourself and your role.

Communicate what you are going to do, how long it is going to take, and how it will impact the patient.

Ask permission before examining the patient and anticipate patient and/or family needs, questions or concerns.

Respond to patient and/or family questions and requests with immediacy.

Exit courteously and/or with an explanation of what will come next (or when you will be back to check on them).