Hi AN... as many of you know I'm beginning my ICU & ER rotations soon... very soon... like June soon...!
I'm excited but I'm nervous about assessments. I know or can imagine that in critical care the nursing assessments are paramount to the possible recovery of the patient with the collaboration of the entire healthcare team.
My question? I really don't know.... here's the story:
My instructor is a Nurse Practitioner and he's THE health assessment Go-To at our school.... I'm soooo happy about that... because I want to learn BUT... I'm a little nervous.
can you describe to me how you conduct/or conducted your assessments in the ICU?
I feel things will be different with all the vents and machines in contrast with medsurg.
Forgive my grammar, spelling, and typos... I'm on a mobile device.