ICU decison making scenarios

  1. Hello,

    I have an interview in a few weeks for a Staff Nurse ICU position and from experience I know that there will be questions asked in the interview to assess problem solving and decision making skills, for example "tell me about AF", (which I could answer), "what could cause the ventilator to alarm high pressure?", (which I couldn't really answer), and "what would you do if you saw an ETT balloon at the back of your patient's mouth?", (which I could only answer using common sense).

    As you've probably guessed I have no previous ICU nursing experience and was wondering if anyone knows of anywhere to find scenarios or troubleshooting information. Unfortunately I don't have sufficient funds to invest in too many ICU books before I actually get an ICU position.


    Any help would be really appreciated.
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   neneRN
    There's a great site with a ton of this type information; icufaqs.org
  4. by   busylizzy01
    Thank you. I found this link just after posting my thread.
  5. by   sirI
    check out this sticky thread found in the ccu forum, busylizzy01

    [font='times new roman']helpful information for the unit

    good luck with your interview.

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