Just got hired as a CNA in the ICU

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    Hi everybody,I recently made the decision to leave my job at a long term care facility. I am going to nursing school soon and I feel like I have more opportunities in a hospital setting. I just got hired at my local hospital. I will be working on the ICU. I am very excited at this new opportunity, but also very scared. I don't know what to expect. Can anybody help me out and give me an idea of what I will be doing on a daily basis? I am very eager to learn!! Thank you
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    The CNAs in the unit I work in do a lot: vitals, baths, help with repositioning, blood glucoses, answer call lights, stock rooms, set up rooms for admissions, record vitals and notes during procedures and interventions ( and RN signs off on), assist in transport for diagnostics, put orders in computer, and other random delegateable tasks.
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    Hi everybody,I recently made the decision to leave my job at a long term care facility. I am going to nursing school soon and I feel like I have more opportunities in a hospital setting. I just got hired at my local hospital. I will be working on the ICU. I am very excited at this new opportunity, but also very scared. I don't know what to expect. Can anybody help me out and give me an idea of what I will be doing on a daily basis? I am very eager to learn!! Thank you
    Hi i know this is probably to late but i recently just transferred from a long term care to the ICU and I love it. I've learned so much I've taken out a IV, taken out a cath, taken out chest tubes, and helped doctors and nurses with procedures and major surgies. I love my job yeah your on your feet all day and you might not get a break or a lunch but in the ICU you save lives one person can't say you just do this or you just do that you do what the nurses or the doctors ask you to do. I've been in the ICU for two weeks now and i haven't yet did vitals ive done chest compressions and things of that nature but I'm sure you know I hope that helped let me know.
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    I think being an ICU tech is MUCH better than working as a tech on a med-surg floor or in long-term care. Nurse to patient ratios are usually 1:2, so the nurses usually aren't completely dependent on you. Plus, most patients are on monitoring so you can literally copy vitals down from the screen (albeit, they're ordered a lot more often). Another benefit is that ICUs provide for the best learning environment - you see something new every day. Enjoy!
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    hello i am icu.ccu RN . i am new imegrant to texas from lebanon . i have 2 years exper in icu ccu as RN . can i work as assestant till i get my texas RN certificate??


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