Calling all new grads/new to the ICU starting Feb. 2013!!!! - page 7

Hello everyone! I'm starting this topic for any new grads or new to the ICU. I think it will be good to come here to compare notes, encourage, vent and support each other. I am extremely nervous... Read More

  1. by   ktliz
    (BTW, it is 5 months of days and only one month of nights on orientation... enjoy your days while you can!)
  2. by   monkey2008
    Quote from ktliz
    Monkey... just realized from another post that we are in the same network. I'm at the other campus, though.
    How far along are you? So far, i love where we work! I'm only in week two, today was my first day in the floor.

    I have to say, I didn't really feel overwhelmed today. I went in thinking that I basically know nothing, and that everything will be a brand new experience. this helped ease my mind when confronted with things I have never seen/have no experience with. Plus, my preceptor was super nice and helpful, and I'm confident I will get the training I need to be successful!
  3. by   LadyFree28
    Happy Monday! One down, two more 12s to go. Moving forward to the traditional step down assignment. Managed one pt w/ preceptor as a resource, and assisted with a more complex pt. I will have both tomorrow. Floor is SUPER busy, but I'm learning so much, just going with the flow...
  4. by   FlorenceNtheMachine
    Happy Monday! Anyone learn anything nifty lately?
  5. by   FlorenceNtheMachine
    KtLiz,
    Congrats on being on your own! Woo hoo!!
  6. by   KatMatRN2013
    I was just hired to start in June...I graduate in May. There is about a 5 month orientation. I am very excited to begin!
  7. by   C H I C A G O_RN
    so these past two weeks have been crazy busy! learning lots and was searching for resources for vasoactives and I found this which covers basic hemodynamics and seems helpful, thought I would share...

    http://allnurses.com/attachment.php?...5&d=1234829469

    8 more weeks untill they let me loose!
  8. by   LadyFree28
    Quote from C H I C A G O_RN
    so these past two weeks have been crazy busy! learning lots and was searching for resources for vasoactives and I found this which covers basic hemodynamics and seems helpful, thought I would share...

    http://allnurses.com/attachment.php?...5&d=1234829469

    8 more weeks untill they let me loose!
    ^ same here!!! Spent today recovering and looking up hemodynamic monitoring to get more familiar. I'm looking up common meds, diagnoses, etc. I have 4 more days off. I start night shift rotation next week. I have 5 x 7 cards, making my own Critical Care Cards. A lot of unit specific info is accessible for me to look at while I'm home.

    I still plan to relax and enjoy my days off as well. I'm making sure I have this work-life balance in check!
  9. by   FlorenceNtheMachine
    Me three you guys! 8 weeks, dun dun dun!
  10. by   etymed
    Quote from C H I C A G O_RN
    so these past two weeks have been crazy busy! learning lots and was searching for resources for vasoactives and I found this which covers basic hemodynamics and seems helpful, thought I would share...

    http://allnurses.com/attachment.php?...5&d=1234829469

    8 more weeks untill they let me loose!


    Thanks! That will be helpful!
  11. by   luckylotusRN2B
    Hi :-) I'm going to be starting an ICU residency in 10 days. I graduated in December, and had my first interview this past week....feeling so blessed to have gotten the job!!!

    I must say, as of right now with zero critical care experience, I'm most nervous about participating in a code....

    my nurse manager and CNO are really friendly, encouraging people so I'm really thrilled about that.

    Anyway, just wanted to introduce myself and join the club :-)
  12. by   LadyFree28
    Quote from luckylotusRN2B
    Hi :-) I'm going to be starting an ICU residency in 10 days. I graduated in December, and had my first interview this past week....feeling so blessed to have gotten the job!!!

    I must say, as of right now with zero critical care experience, I'm most nervous about participating in a code....

    my nurse manager and CNO are really friendly, encouraging people so I'm really thrilled about that.

    Anyway, just wanted to introduce myself and join the club :-)
    Welcome!!!!
  13. by   etymed
    Welcome aboard the non-stop train of critical care!!! A wild ride.

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