I am a newly graduated (Dec) RN and I have accepted a full-time position with my California bay area-ish regional trauma center in the twenty-something bed general ICU. I have hospital orientation next week and have already signed my contract!
So I am super excited and pretty thankful to have a job especially when only about a third of my graduating cohort has jobs.
I will have about 40% trauma plus sepsis, hearts and other mixed diagnosis patients.
I guess I am just looking for some helpful tips from people who are or were New Grads in a critical care setting.
What are your common ICU drugs for a not-large mixed ICU? What are your common diagnoses?
I have a strong background in patient care, but not necessarily in optimism and- uggh- I see a lot of other new grads on this forum struggle.
Thanks in advance for any help you may be able to provide,