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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   tenlha
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  4. by   Josh L.Ac.
    For those that have Thelan's "Critical Care Nursing 5th Edition", I have a question for you:

    Is the depth of knowledge in this book fairly representative of what you need to know in the MICU/SICU, or is it overkill?

    The reason I am wondering is because I start orientation in the MICU/SICU next week as a new grad and I am trying to assimilate this book by covering the major system alterations by spending a week on each [three cheers for vacation]...and I just want to make sure I am making an efficient use of my time.
  5. by   a21chdchic
    Where would I get the Handbook of HemodynamicMonitoring by Gloria Darovcic?
  6. by   Rage
    Check out this......
    http://product.half.ebay.com/_W0QQcp...03QQprZ2210156

    New and used......haven't ordered one yet for myself but will.
  7. by   Soonstudent
    Quote from 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.

    I'll second that!
  8. by   sarahbellum
    Quote from analiezel
    e fastfacts by kathy white of course, you could get the book or get it downloaded on your pda.
    Thanks! I have been looking for name of the author of that book for several weeks now!
  9. by   RNFELICITY
    I just bought a book that I enjoy. It is called
    CRITICAL CARE NURSING SECRETS 2nd edition by Hildy M Schell and Kathleen A. Puntillo ISBN 0323041787.
  10. by   RN1980
    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
    this is alittle late to respond to your question as you may have already have purchased some type of icu reference material. i agree with some of the above posts, i to like The Icu Book, and ICUFAQ'S. when i was studying for ccrn, i was given a copy of "Critical Car Nursing made Incredibly Easy by lippincott williams & wilkins". its sort of like the icu book, pretty strait foreward and explains things without alot of fancy jargon. i now pass the book along to all the new folks that come to our unit's. it's really a easy read and gets to the nuts and bolts of things. but what ever book you decide to get, look at who the books contributors and consultants on the material. make sure they are actual practicing rn's that work in icu's. i've seen some books that are written by education types and they read just like an nursing school book "long and boring" and you have to read through so much to get to the point. good luck...
  11. by   Scrubs911
    Hi everyone. Thanks for all the responses. I'm thinking of purchasing 'The ICU Book' based on the recommendations here. I read reviews on amazon, and some folks believe the earlier editions are better than the current 3rd edition. I usually assume the latest edition is better than previous ones. Would anyone who has read the different editions please let me know if indeed the older editions are better or if I should go ahead and get the 3rd ed.

    Thank you!!:heartbeat
  12. by   in2bate71
    Quote from Scrubs911
    Hi everyone. Thanks for all the responses. I'm thinking of purchasing 'The ICU Book' based on the recommendations here. I read reviews on amazon, and some folks believe the earlier editions are better than the current 3rd edition. I usually assume the latest edition is better than previous ones. Would anyone who has read the different editions please let me know if indeed the older editions are better or if I should go ahead and get the 3rd ed.

    Thank you!!:heartbeat
    Buy the new edition, you won't be disappointed.
  13. by   Scrubs911
    Thank you!!!

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