Hi .I have been on a cardiac stepdown unit for a few years. I need a change- would really like to get out of nursing period, but that isn't going to happen soon,so I am stuck.
Where I work, the micu/ccu seems to have high turnovers. I also work with a gal who actually came to pcu from icu- she said she hated it.
I think I do better with more complicated/less patients, especially since sometimes we have to hang onto icu transfers due to no beds.
What's holding me back is that I hate codes. I do wonder if it's because I just really don't have enough experience with them. I am not an adrenalin junkie-quite the opposite. I do realize that some pts are futile cares,but family wants all things done. I am not judgemental in that sense; it just makes me sad sometimes too see the patient's that way when they are close to death.
I do have attention to detail- I try to catch things with my own patient's when I see that they may be heading south.
So , do I sound like a candidate for ICU? Funny ,it fascinated me in NS, but now scares me , which is why I never actually have transferred.
Any input? thanks