here's a post i made to a thread in july for someone looking for help with an icu rotation http://allnurses.com/forums/1727027-post3.html
there are a lot of good links there
i did a search of threads that i had posted to where critical care information or help was asked for. i posted them here for you to link to and read. there are a lot of very helpful links and reading that will help you with your critical care subject this fall, so don't lose these links. one of the nicest websites i've seen (and it is posted in these threads is nurse bob's micu/icu survival guide at http://rnbob.tripod.com/
. for fun, here is a site you can share with your friends sometime. it is about triage and trauma http://www.trauma.org/resus/moulage/moulage.html
- from trauma.org this is a fun interactive site of patient scenarios where you get to test your trauma treatment skills! your adventure begins with this: "a call breaks the quiet of the early morning trauma room. the on scene paramedics inform you that they are with a 26 year old male who was the restrained driver (no airbag) of a saloon car that had an argument (at 50mph / 80kph) with a telegraph pole and lost. the driver has been trapped in the car for around 30 minutes but is now free and has an open leg wound that is bleeding copiously and he is somewhat aggressive (glasgow coma score 14 - e4v4m6. they will be with you in ten minutes." from thereon you are presented with choices of actions to take. as i deliberatly chose the wrong actions i laughed and laughed at the responses that came up on the screen. talk about learning priorities . . .
you critical care experience will cover a lot of subjects and i've tried to include things that get you most of that information. if you find you still need help in certain areas post a question on the forums here. also, check out the sticky's in the various icu forums on allnurses (here is a link to a list of them http://allnurses.com/forums/f5/
) as there are links to some information there that you might find helpful as well. good luck with your classes this fall!