want to change from ccu to icu

  1. Has anyone made the change from CCU to an ICU? The CCU has given me wonderful experience but is an extremely hostile environment. I started CCU as a new grad and went through the orientation and just hate going to work I love my patients but despise the work ethic of the other staff members. Any advice on things I should focus on to make the change?
    thanks
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  3. by   dfk
    make the change
  4. by   heartICU
    Quote from happytobehere
    Has anyone made the change from CCU to an ICU? The CCU has given me wonderful experience but is an extremely hostile environment. I started CCU as a new grad and went through the orientation and just hate going to work I love my patients but despise the work ethic of the other staff members. Any advice on things I should focus on to make the change?
    thanks
    What do you do in your CCU? In my hospital, the CCU is an ICU, just with a specialty in coronary events. S/p MI's, intervention, cardiogenic shock, etc. How would your patient population change?
  5. by   oldiebutgoodie
    Quote from heartICU
    What do you do in your CCU? In my hospital, the CCU is an ICU, just with a specialty in coronary events. S/p MI's, intervention, cardiogenic shock, etc. How would your patient population change?
    I think the issue is that her coworkers are toxic. She enjoys her patients.

    As a recent refugee from a toxic environment, I support your finding a new unit. It's not worth the sleepless nights, damage to your self-esteem, and wear and tear on your stomach lining to put up with these people.

    Good luck!

    Oldiebutgoodie

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