I am working in a cardiac intensive care unit. I was a new grad when I started and have been on my own for 8 months. While I love my unit and my colleagues are not only approachable, but always willing to answer any of my questions, I would like some suggestions on resource material that I can read up on. I already have a few resources, some are good and some are over my head at this time. I was considering the ICU notes on nursing FAQ. My only issue is that it has not been updated since 2007. Does anyone have this book, or are there any must have resources I should consider getting?
Aug 21, '14
If that's what you're referring to, then it's still a great resource for new ICU nurses.
Other good sites include
Medical Intensive Care Nursing
& Welcome to Critical Care Medicine Tutorials
Start off with those sites, first. Then, since you've been on your own for 8 months, you can step up to more in-depth material such as Marino's ICU Book and Dennison's Pass CCRN book.
Aug 22, '14
Fast Facts For Critical Care - Critical Care Reference - Kathy White Learning Systems
This book is by Kathy White and is an excellent source of information. I used it when I first started ICU nursing. Best of luck.
Oct 10, '14
A little more in-depth, but Welcome | Jeffrey S. Guy, MD, MSc, MMHC
is a great resource. Check out the Critical Care Notes and the ICU rounds podcasts.
Stuff is a little dated, but still great info...
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