Keep doing as your doing. Im relatively experienced in the grand scheme ( if you count 7 years
), ive worked numerous places. Most places the ICU's are as you wrote of your past experientce. Very detailed, thorough and we are expected to "know all". doesnt matter where I am, i write a summary of events, pertinent dates, history, meds, labs (pertinant trends of abnormals/improvements). Most of the info I need is in the computer, so I just write down the stuff ill need to remember to pass on in report and to plan my day and to make it easier and consise when I give report. My paper is my brain sheet. If i dont write it down, I worry ill forget to pass something on to the intensivest and if they have a question I usually have the important stuff written down.
I guess think of it this way, even if your coworkers dont do it, you should continue to do it. Your going to look better in the longrun and the intensivests will know you are on top of things because you will never be caught off guard " er um, I dont know" is a really terrible thing to have to say when you should know the answer.
And even though I am fairly thorough in my report, its a "pertinent thorough". My report never goes over, usually ends early because its concise, to the point, but all relevant info is included. Trust me I hate irrelevant stuff. I hate when people focus on stuff like "they have a such and such IV, # bla bla bla in the left cephalic vein", and they completley fortget to mention they had a PEA arrest a few days prior because of a mucus plug.