Thank you guys so much! I had ran across icufaqs.org while having an idle evening at work. It is very well put together in a no frills sort of way. I do agree that concepts are good to cerebrally know ahead of time, but they usually do not click until you manipulate or see it in a clinical setting. My senior practicum was spent in a Neuro ICU and got to do a lot of manipulation of pressors, osmol, and EVD's to maintain ICP goals. I learned so much in just a short period of time and can't wait until I'm getting paid to do something I love.
And, JREXRN, I would love to keep in touch to share experiences as we grow into our new field.
I don't have access to a PDA/smart phone yet, but I will add Marino's ICU book to my amazon
wish list and see who bites on it. If there's anything else, lemme know. I'll be cramming for the NCLEX, but I've noticed that Acute Care/Adult Health II is a culmination of all Nursing skills in one class (save PEDS and OB). So, if I'm studying ICU info, I'm still studying for the NCLEX.