I've been an ICU nurse for 6 years. Started right out of nursing school
. Lately I've been feeling burnt out and am now considering transferring to tele. Is there anyone here who has done the same and how did it work out for you? I think that the reason why I'm considering tele is because I want to be able to keep my knowledge base up but I'm getting tired of the critical care patient load. I'm talking about patients who are septic, need emergent intubation, need stat line placement, end up on 4 different pressors and despite all your best efforts still have a B/P that's in the toilet. That's if you can check a cuff B/P because no one can get an A-line placed. And then after taking your entire shift with this patient, they go into PEA and then you spend another hour coding them. Anyways lately when I get patients like this I just spend my whole time with a feeling of dread. I feel like I'm starting to doubt myself and feel like I just can't handle these kind of situations as well as I used to. But, like I said I'm considering tele because they are a step down unit from us and I feel like I'll still be able to keep up with many of the things that I have learned. Anyways, is there anyone here who has felt the same as me, how did you handle it? And how did transferring work out for you?