Calling all new grads/new to the ICU starting Feb. 2013!!!! Calling all new grads/new to the ICU starting Feb. 2013!!!! - pg.7 | allnurses

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. Visit  ktliz profile page
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    (BTW, it is 5 months of days and only one month of nights on orientation... enjoy your days while you can!)
  2. Visit  monkey2008 profile page
    #79 0
    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. Visit  LadyFree28 profile page
    #80 1
    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. Visit  FlorenceNtheMachine profile page
    #81 0
    Happy Monday! Anyone learn anything nifty lately?
  5. Visit  FlorenceNtheMachine profile page
    #82 0
    KtLiz,
    Congrats on being on your own! Woo hoo!!
  6. Visit  KatMatRN2013 profile page
    #83 2
    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. Visit  C H I C A G O_RN profile page
    #84 2
    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. Visit  LadyFree28 profile page
    #85 1
    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. Visit  FlorenceNtheMachine profile page
    #86 0
    Me three you guys! 8 weeks, dun dun dun!
  10. Visit  etymed profile page
    #87 0
    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. Visit  luckylotusRN2B profile page
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    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. Visit  LadyFree28 profile page
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    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. Visit  etymed profile page
    #90 0
    Welcome aboard the non-stop train of critical care!!! A wild ride.

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