For the first time, our mixed ICU (medical, surgical,cardiac,neuro,trauma,etc. plus some concentrated care patients mixed in) of 24 beds, is hiring new grad RNs in large numbers. We are having a lot of problems, finding that our current systems of orienting is not working! We are forming a task force to try to figure out how to better orient new grads to ICU, as well as how to better teach the ICU nurses how to precept. A search of the internet has been pretty much fruitless.
Anyone have a good program in place which they could share? Is there something in print, any literature or a structured plan, which we could try as our model? Thanks
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