I am a staff RN in a 16-bed combination SICU/MICU. Our NEW manager feels that it would be a good idea to hire CNAs and train them to be "Critical care technicians", much as the military use them. I would like any input anyone has on this subject as I have never worked in an ICU (10 years experience) that utilized aides. I am trying to keep an open mind however I have many concerns. Does anyone have a job description or any experience in this area? All help would be greatly appreciated!