Critical Care Tips

  1. 0 Hello everyone,

    I'm taking critical care module this semester, I will be posting to ICU, CCU and ED. I just want to ask fellow nurses what to expect in critical care nursing? How do I survive excellently as a student nurse in ICU?
    Thank you very much
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    From 'Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, MY'; Joined Sep '12; Posts: 5; Likes: 1.

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  3. Visit  tnbutterfly profile page
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    Moved to Critical Care Nursing for more response. Good luck!
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    Quote from Fitri
    Hello everyone,

    I'm taking critical care module this semester, I will be posting to ICU, CCU and ED. I just want to ask fellow nurses what to expect in critical care nursing? How do I survive excellently as a student nurse in ICU?
    Thank you very much
    Know these key points!
    1. Got to swell to get well.
    2. If your patient has no holes you create them, if they have holes you plug em...
    3. Steriods don't cure anything but they help everything.
    4. Propofol is the best glass of milk ANY patient can have.
    5. All bleeding eventually stops!!
    6. If in a code, do compressions....you can watch EVERYTHING ELSE....
    7. Don't leave work for the next nurse to do (if it can be avoided)
    8. consciousness is overrated, unless your a neuro patient
    9. dont' ever get "comfortable".....
    10. Keep em alive till 0645.

    hahah....lil humor....on that note, a lot of patients that come to the ICU are in some form of shock. I would know how each type is traditionally treated. Also just have a basic understanding of vasopressors. And you could always throw in a little bit about different ventilation modes. This should do you well in your rotation.

    Good luck...


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