Once you go ICU, you never go back..... - page 5

OMG, I just finished my first weekend of orientation on the unit.....and I loved it! I don't think there's anywhere else in the hospital that I'd want to work after experiencing this. All the staff... Read More

  1. by   SmilingBluEyes
    If I were not so in love w/ob it would be ICU for me. I floated there many times. I have MUCH respect for you ICU/CCU nurses. More than will ever know. I like it there. SO much to learn. You guys rock.
  2. by   jlc
    I love being a ICU nurse. It is fast paced,, demanding and extremely rewarding. Propofol is what makes the nights sane. JJ
  3. by   USA987
    This is a great thread! I start my new job in the ICU July 7th!

    Thanks for sharing your honest perspectives!
  4. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    SmilingBluEyes, it's funny that you should say that... I was thinking that when I get too old for the pace of ICU I'd try OB... my local hospital has a nice little low-risk LDRP unit that has about 1500 deliveries a year. I think I could handle that!
  5. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Originally posted by nimbex
    So glad you've found yourself a place that you love.... that'll show!!! I've been in it 6 years... some tough times lately with short staffing.... helping patients and families through their toughest crisis is so REWARDING....

    My favorite success story.... patient that has been in the unit basically 5 months, trached on vent... had stroked,,,, we didn't think there was much upstairs... never followed directions.... just got him off the vent... put a passy miur valve on him and he started JUST TALKING TO US!!!!!! With tears billowing down my face, I called his wife at 6am so he could say "good morning.... he turned, looked at me and said.... "that's my beautiful wife"....

    No other profession can compare.... glad you found your niche...

    That was so wonderful!

    Thanks so much for sharing it!