PICU or NICU

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    Hello! So I have been a nurse for over 10 years, mainly OR/procedures with some experience on a surgical floor. I have the opportunity to make the switch to either PICU or NICU. Have heard that you get more experience in PICU with a wide variety of patients but as a nurse with no critical care experience that is very intimidating. Anyone's thoughts or advice?

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    NICU is also a critical care area. There is no patient more critical than a sick, circling 24 weeker.
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    You get "more experience" in the PICU in regards to age range - keep in mind pediatrics include infants, children and adolescents. NICU deals with extremely critical neonates. None of the premies can talk so you need to be extremely observant.


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