Need a PICU Book
- 0Aug 9, '09 by SanCapHi All,
I'm starting my new graduate internship in a PICU next month. In school we weren't really exposed to much critical care at all and I was wondering if someone could suggest a book to read up on before I start and to be a reference along the way. I want to be as prepared as possible and have something that I can reference once I begin working!
I would really appreciate any suggestions!
- 0Aug 9, '09 by NotReady4PrimeTime, RN Senior ModeratorThe resources I usually recommend to new PICU nurses are the Core Curriculum for Pediatric Critical Care Nursing (2006) from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, Manual of Pediatric Critical Care (1999) Hazinski and AACN Procedure Manual for Pediatric Acute and Critical Care (2007) from AACN. They're all available through Amazon. The Hazinski is probably the easiest for a really new-to-cricital-care nurse to navigate.