An ER I nurse possesses the same qualities as a regular ER nurse except has the capabilities of providing care within Level I Trauma Centers.
Duties within Level I Trauma Centers include (but are not limited to):
24-hour in-house coverage for general surgeons, and prompt availability for care in orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, radiology, internal medicine, plastic surgery, oral and maxillofacial, pediatric, and critical care.
Leadership in prevention, public education to surrounding communities.
Incorporating a comprehensive quality assessment program.
Operating an organized teaching and research effort to help direct new innovations in trauma care.
Facilitating programs for substance abuse screening and patient intervention.
Meeting minimum requirements for annual volume of severely injured patients.