Quote from RNFELICITY
lol...All I could hear in my mind when reading the title was Old McDonald's farm ee-i-ee-i-oooo...lol
Sorry, it has been a long day.
Now, what is an EICU because I am either unfamiliar with those letters or I need sleep.
Actually, the E-I-E-I-O-ICU is specific to veterinary(sp?) medicine.
The EICU is an 'Electronic ICU' and the nurse working there is basically a tele-tech on steroids. It's a useless concept (in my opinion) that has been piloted by a few places that have lots of money and are willing/able to watse valuable resources on it. People sit off-site and monitor your tele/hemodynamics, etc and lab results and...call you all the time because they try and prove they're useful...oh and have web-cams pointing at you and your patient 24/7.
The only 'use' the thing has is that there is many times a resident or intern or baby-doctor of some sort who is there and can give limited orders in the middle of the night so the 'real' docs dont get woken up...and the shaking scared bedside-nurses dont have to call them
Some people say it is useful to rural or small hospitals because the command monitor-tech central HQ- can link to lots and lots of far-flung places....and can pick your numbers apart and critique your care through video up-links... and who are far better than the 'real' nurses at the bedside...who (because they're in a small or rural hospital...or a hospital who has no faith in bedside nurses...or...)
obviously there're proponents of e-icu that wont agree with me!....it is a WASTE of resources in my opinion.
Has anyone ever considered an 'e-er'...or an 'e-med/surge'...or an 'e-pediatrics'...or...
Sorry...this is a pet-peeve of mine.