I'm looking for some advice. I've been working on a busy med/surg floor for about 2 years and have lately been thinking about transferring to the ICU. My hospital has a nice orientation program in place. Currently, I am feeling tired of running around like crazy and hardly knowing my patients, throwing pills at them and not being able to throughly assess them.
A big reservation of going into ICU is also missing patient contact. I really enjoy that in Med/Surg and feel like everyone would be intubated in the ICU. Is this correct?
I am wondering if I would fit into an ICU environment. Could you list some personality traits and characteristics of people that enjoy and are successful in the ICU?
Thanks in advance for all your help!