I've been perusing a job at a large hospital here that does heart transplants and they're hiring 2 grads to work in their CICU. It seems like this would be a much better experience than working in a medical ICU somewhere, but how do the CRNA schools
I talked to one CRNA who said he started out in CICU but then he moved to MICU. He said CICU was where he learned his cardiac meds and rhythms... but he didn't say why he switched to MICU.
Apr 8, '07
MICU gives you excellent medical management of many kinds of sick pts, much more so than just hearts.. i do agree that hearts are good experience, especially with lines and drips... not all pts are hearts in the OR during anesthesia. many have other morbidities and comorbidities, so this is where MICU comes in.. i got my major experience in SICU, which i have found that many programs like to see... overall, a good ICU with sick pts will give you a good learning curve and a good shot at getting in.
Last edit by dfk on Apr 8, '07