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Why did you chose the TICU over the other ICU's? Was it because these patients may have been in less control of their fate vs a COPD pt? Do you like caring for the younger adult population? Were you involved in some sort of trauma and want to help others? Or did you just want an ICU job and TICU was the only one who took you? I am just curious to hear the various stories. Also include your favorite part and least favorite part about working on the unit.
I chose the SICU I work in after working in a general, small-town ICU for a year. I have since been working in the SICU for 2 years and have fell in love with Surgery/Trauma.
#1: patient outcomes. To me it seems that the patient outcomes in the S/TICU are slightly more 50-50% than other units.
#2: patient turnover: There are the occasional patients that require multiple weeks of stay but for the most part, you get, fix, then let these patients go.
#3: patient acuity: These patients in the S/TICU are generally some of the sickest you will ever see and with my passion for the critcally ill, it allows me to work with those patients.