Imcu??

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    I just got hired as a tech in an IMCU unit and I just have a few questions.

    Is IMCU considered critical care? Under the description of the job it says 'critical care tech', but I was under the impression that it was not considered critical care. I just want to put the right thing on my resume.

    Also, is this a good place to start if I am applying for ICU/critical care internships? (I graduate in May) I will be trained as a nurse tech and a monitor tech.

    Thanks!!
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    The answer to many of those questions will depend pretty heavily on your individual hospital/unit. However, any hospital experience you gain while in school will help you, even if it's not in your desired area. Be a good worker so that your coworkers/supervisors will have only positive things to say about you if you are looking to stay within that hospital. GL!
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    Quote from jla623
    I just got hired as a tech in an IMCU unit and I just have a few questions.

    Is IMCU considered critical care? Under the description of the job it says 'critical care tech', but I was under the impression that it was not considered critical care. I just want to put the right thing on my resume.

    Also, is this a good place to start if I am applying for ICU/critical care internships? (I graduate in May) I will be trained as a nurse tech and a monitor tech.

    Thanks!!
    Yes...IMCU can be considered 'critical-care'...as can ER...or recovery-room...or *basically* any nursing position that monitors telemetry and requires(or offers) ACLS.

    But...if you want to do everything a 'real' critical-care nurse does (including all the fancy machines and sickest patients and...)you'll have to work in ICU. Simply put,things are done in ICU that arent done on any other unit...period.
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    What is IMCU?
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    Quote from RealNurseWitch
    What is IMCU?
    Intermediate Cardiac Unit
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    This would be a good place to start. You will be comfortable with reading EKG's and pt care. Then you can later transfer to the ICU.
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