Need a good ICU book - page 3

Hi! I will be starting as a new ICU nurse the beginning of May. I have come from a Transitional ICU but we did not get Swans, alot of drips and CVVH....I was wondering about a good ICU book --... Read More

  1. by   Teachchildren123
    Quote from MarkHammerschmidt
    May I humbly recommend my series of free articles at www.icufaqs.org ?
    Yepp! Very nice job for icufaqs. Thanks Mark! :hatparty:
  2. by   LCRN
    A great reference that I find as a useful tool is -->Quick Reference to Critical Care by Nancy H. Diepenbrock. It's about 310 pages of great information. It's direct, informative and in language easily understandable. Good luck in ICU.

    Quote from erinnRN
    Hi! I will be starting as a new ICU nurse the beginning of May. I have come from a Transitional ICU but we did not get Swans, alot of drips and CVVH....I was wondering about a good ICU book -- nursing or whatever.
    oh, and any other advice for me!
    thanks,
    Erin
  3. by   lmpotter
    The book is "The ICU Book" by Paul Marino...it is a great reference book for a new grad...Good Luck and welcome to critical care nursing
  4. by   Deusadomar
    Quote from MarkHammerschmidt
    May I humbly recommend my series of free articles at www.icufaqs.org ?
    Hi Mark,
    Just want to say that I'm so impressed with your notes. It is wonderful that you took the time to do this -- Even though I'm a nursing student, I printed them out and created a book for my reference later in my career - I'm interested in ICU nursing.

    Thank you very much for your efforts.

    Lia
  5. by   kjlewisrn
    "The ICU Book" by Marino is excellent!
  6. by   RN2travel
    Quote from MarkHammerschmidt
    May I humbly recommend my series of free articles at www.icufaqs.org ?
    Mark, bought your book online and its great! A great refresher that fits into any ICU for the new nurse or a refresher for the rest of us! Keep up the good work!
  7. by   TamaraRN
    Quote from erinnRN
    Hi! I will be starting as a new ICU nurse the beginning of May. I have come from a Transitional ICU but we did not get Swans, alot of drips and CVVH....I was wondering about a good ICU book -- nursing or whatever.
    oh, and any other advice for me!
    thanks,
    Erin
    Kathy White! Also available in PDA format.
  8. by   cloudydrms
    Quote from MarkHammerschmidt
    May I humbly recommend my series of free articles at www.icufaqs.org ?
    Just a funny anecdote. I'm starting in the MICU StepDown on Monday. New older nurse (40yo) and for some reason I lost my mind and accepted a job there. (Actually I'm excited, but scared out of my mind.) Needless to say, I immediately came to this board to see what was being said and what reference books might be recommended. Anyway, I say the MICU faqs and saved it to my favorites to check out later. Meanwhile I went to amazon and ordered a book. I just went to look at the MICU faqs and realized it was the same book I'd ordered. That's a great thing. Must mean I was really interested in it. Now I can hardly wait until it comes in the mail.

    Just my little story. I let you know what I think after I get it!

    Cindy
  9. by   Vance
    We use Critical Care Nursing: Diagnosis & Management (4th Ed.) in Albany NY
  10. by   wonderbee
    Mark, I've been using your site as a reference for a few months now... ever since I was hired on as an extern at my local community hospital's SICU and was offered a job at a big teaching hospital as a trauma ICU RN. I learned lots from it. I'd write down questions and come home to look up the answers. Just wanted to say thanks! I've bookmarked it.
  11. by   dorimar
    As far as any advice goes, I would suggest seeking out whatever learning experiences you can. Go to house codes and trauma calls etc., just to watch. Be present in the rooms of the really sick patients (even when they are not your own) when you have time. Watch your peers and learn who to emulate. Realize that a good strong nurse doesn't need to be cocky and make others look bad in order to make themselves look better. Follow the nurses who work hard and really care, because every nurse is not the same. Also, I know you come out of school with a lot of fresh knowledge, but respect the knowledge others have gained from years of experience. Critical thinking is developed over time. Many times experienced nurses know just what to do in a situation even if they can't explain the why of it at the time. Also don't expect that ICU nurses don't work hard... we do! Also... ask, ask, ask (and know who to ask). Join committees like patient care council that keep up on latest data and research. if your hospital offers free inservices and seminars.. go. I guess that's it for now.
  12. by   ~FloridaCCRN~
    Great advice dorimar!
  13. by   bjlee
    "The ICU Book" by Paul Marino is the book to have. It was recommended to me by one of our surgical residents, seems every nurse, resident, and intern around here has a copy or wants one.

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