Any books recomendations?
- 0Jul 4 by april_tomorrowHey guys! I'm hoping to get hired into ICU soon and was wondering if there are books you recommend to impress the hiring manager and potentially help me learn to be a good icu nurse?
Your input is much appreciated, thanks!
- 1Jul 5 by 87RNI don't know how impressed a manager might be, and I wouldn't buy a bunch of books until you actually get the job but here are some books that I have that helped me a lot when I first started and still refer to quite often.
AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing, Third Edition (Chulay, AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing): 9780071822794: Medicine & Health Science Books @ Amazon.com
AACN Procedure Manual for Critical Care, 6e: 9781416062189: Medicine & Health Science Books @ Amazon.com
Critical Care Notes: Clinical Pocket Guide: 9780803620841: Medicine & Health Science Books @ Amazon.com
Fast Facts for Critical Care: Kathy White: 9780981887555: Amazon.com: Books
Quick Reference to Critical Care: 9781608314645: Medicine & Health Science Books @ Amazon.com
- 1Jul 9 by amiodarone3I wouldn't worry about overloading yourself with books upon books to read. Get yourself one book...specifically one you can reference if needed. A good critical care book (the book from nursing school did great for me, it was amazing looking back to now and how much I can put relavence on and how much of it makes so much more sense) and a pocket guide (I used "the ICU book" by marino). the rest will come with time.
As a side note-do not come off trying to impress the manager too much. You want to seem teachable and impressionable in your new environment.e
- 1Jul 9 by JeanOfAllTraitsQuote from amiodarone3I think this is most important trait in a new grad regardless of where you are working, but particularly in ICU.. You want to seem teachable and impressionable in your new environment.e
Personally, I signed up the AACN pretty soon after I started in the ICU. They have a ton of info for free or a small fee, tons of free CEUs as well as online webinars. Best of all, it won't outdate like a book will. Chances are your hospital has a continuing ed allowance for the year and then it'll be free! Even if it's not, having that professional organization membership is just something to be proud of!