I'm a new grad with less than a year experience in ED. I'm finding that my employer does not provide the training that I feel I need to manage the more critical patient's in the ED. Right now I scrape by, by asking more experienced nurses to help me out when I'm in over my head, but the trouble is they have their own assignment too, and we all know that just one critical patient can suck up your time in a flash.
Anyway, I applied for and have an interview in an ICU for a large teaching hospital. I'm nervous about the type of questions they will ask because I'm trying to get into ICU for the training!
Should I expect to get questions about drips/medications? Or how to manage certain patients?
Do you think I should try to stick in out in the ED for a year and then transfer? I love my ED, like the staff, generally feel OK at work but the nights when I'm overwhelmed I'm REALLY overwhelmed and I keep thinking to myself, "get some critical care training, then go back to the ED".