ICU FAQs for new orientees...

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    Hi all - I'm a senior (too senior!) staff RN in a MICU in Boston. Recently I've started writing FAQ files for our new orientees, and they liked them enough that I've been encouraged to put them up on the web.
    http://www.icufaqs.org/NewInICU.doc

    Maybe useful? Enjoy.
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Dec 19, '04
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    Quote from MarkHammerschmidt
    Hi all - I'm a senior (too senior!) staff RN in a MICU in Boston. Recently I've started writing FAQ files for our new orientees, and they liked them enough that I've been encouraged to put them up on the web. http://
    sites.netscape.net/chazakvamotz/icufaqs

    Maybe useful? Enjoy.
    this site leads you to the fact sheet I tried the above did not work
    http://www.icufaqs.org/
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    What a great resource. Thanks!
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    Quote from MarkHammerschmidt
    Hi all - I'm a senior (too senior!) staff RN in a MICU in Boston. Recently I've started writing FAQ files for our new orientees, and they liked them enough that I've been encouraged to put them up on the web.
    http://www.icufaqs.org/NewInICU.doc

    Maybe useful? Enjoy.
    As a new fresh out of school nurse who is about to start a job in ICU THANK YOU, THANK YOU, I am very excited but at the same time very worried I do not know enough. I am rapidly coming to the conclusion that all nurses feel this way. Any ideas of areas I should study between now and my starte date? Thanks again.
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    Mark, I printed them and studied them many, many times before I started my CVICU internship. I have to admit they alleviated my stress. To this day I have pump, squeeze and volume ingrained on my brain. Thanks.
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    THANKS!! :kiss
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    Mark,

    Thank you very much for all the inputs you shared to us. By the way I'm going to work in CCU Hennepin County Med Center in MN. More power and God BLess your heart!

    Bluegee,RN BSN
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    I wish I had had someone like you when I started PICU a few years ago. I think because I was an experienced peds nurse, I would have no problem in PICU.
    I felt like I expected to know all the basics immediately. Assessment and meds
    were no problem, who the "mole", attendings, residents and "blue" and "red" groups were, left me without a clue. I had never been in a teaching hospital before. But I later decided that what I really wanted was the challenge not the stress. I continue learning about conditions, meds, new treatments and work in a Level II unit where we stablilize and ship the serious ones and care for the not yet serious ones. We all find our niche.

    Thanks for all the information, it helps us all.

    God bless us everyone!

    Sherry
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    I discovered ICUFAQS last year or 2 years ago. I totally adore it! I know that you are behind this and so is your wife. You guys are a great help to a lot of folks, I am sure. Keep going, please.
    May the superior being watch over you (and your patients).
    connyrn :kiss :kiss (smack, smack on bilateral cheeks the european way)
    Where are you guys working if it is not too personal?

    Quote from MarkHammerschmidt
    Hi all - I'm a senior (too senior!) staff RN in a MICU in Boston. Recently I've started writing FAQ files for our new orientees, and they liked them enough that I've been encouraged to put them up on the web.
    http://www.icufaqs.org/NewInICU.doc

    Maybe useful? Enjoy.
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    I'm a new grad, and I bought the book that you had published. I must say that I love it! Everything is explained in a way that I can understand. Thanks for writing the book and posting the webpage.


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