The float pool has been great. I work in all of the ICU's and the ER. The float pool staff is fantastic and very supportive. I got a great orientation and I am learning a lot. They have a great Basic ICU course that I am taking as a refresher for my CCRN prep.
My assignments have been great, too. My first day off of orientation I still had some sick patients. I am impressed with the acuity here, too. One of the first patients I had off of orientation was on a vent with pressors and sedation. Not bad for a first assignment. And they give you the opportunity to take more acute patients by attending classes after six months to a year, such as the balloon pump class, the CRRT class, etc. I have already had CRRT patients in my previous place of employment, but I don't really mind not having them for awhile. CRRT is interesting, but not my favorite thing in the world.
I am very happy with the transition.