cardiovascular ICU new hire

  1. I am so excited/nervous to have officially accepted a position in CVICU! I have 9 months experience in Cardiac PCU and decided I wanted the challenge of this career move. I'd love any advice, book recommendations, etc, for a newer nurse in the CVICU setting. (This was my dream job since nursing school!)

    Background on the hospital: Level 1 trauma, specializes in heart/lung transplants, ECMO, Lvads/Impella's. I will have 3 months of orientation and classes throughout my time on the unit on topics surrounding critical care.

    Thank you all in advance!
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  3. by   Ruby Vee
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    I am so excited/nervous to have officially accepted a position in CVICU! I have 9 months experience in Cardiac PCU and decided I wanted the challenge of this career move. I'd love any advice, book recommendations, etc, for a newer nurse in the CVICU setting. (This was my dream job since nursing school!)

    Background on the hospital: Level 1 trauma, specializes in heart/lung transplants, ECMO, Lvads/Impella's. I will have 3 months of orientation and classes throughout my time on the unit on topics surrounding critical care.

    Thank you all in advance!
    Congratulations on your new job!

    I'd say see all of your friends, catch the latest movies and have some fun in the sun now, because when you start the new job you'll be studying at home. (Or at least you should be!) You'll get hand-outs and reading assignments in classes. If you're in Cardiac PCU, you know the patient population and probably the providers as well. Make sure you know your rhythms, your ACLS protocols and if you get a chance to read journal articles on ECMO, transplants and VADs, have a look at them. But have fun now and be prepared to study!
  4. by   Pheebz777
    Good luck! You'll enjoy it there and learn a lot!

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