Calling all new grads/new to the ICU starting Feb. 2013!!!! - page 9

by C H I C A G O_RN

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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 and excited at the same time.... Read More


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    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...
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    Happy Monday! Anyone learn anything nifty lately?
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    KtLiz,
    Congrats on being on your own! Woo hoo!!
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    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!
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    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!
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    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!
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    Me three you guys! 8 weeks, dun dun dun!
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    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!
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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 :-)
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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!!!!


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