What are your duties when working in SICU? - page 2
by Gisele 3,814 Views | 14 Comments
Hi everyone, I want to become a CRNA and was told that I should spend a few yrs. in SICU. I was reading in the general discussion stories about poop, vomit, and mucous. I don't think I can deal with those kinds of substances,... Read More
- 0Oct 2, '02 by canoeheadRe the original blood and guts post, the rule is that if you find it you clean it. So if you can't deal with it nursing in any form is probably not for you.
Reminds me of the lady in my class as a student who quit after the first week of clinical because she didn't realize that nurses had to empty bedpans. Haha- it only got worse too- good thing she quit.
- 0Apr 16, '03 by CCURNIt is a very important assessment tool that a nurse has to be involved with the messy aspects of nursing. It can tell you alot about a patient, and as you will find out, as a CRNA you will be involved with those messy substances also.
You cant intubate a patient with a mouthfull of vomit. Sounds like you need to shadow a RN and CRNA to find out what it is all about.