Quote from telemetrynurse
Hi guys.. I have been doing med-surg and telemetry for appx 7 years. I am now interesting in transferring to ICU. Any advice? Thanks in advance.
Learn ventilators & their different delivery methods (AC, IMV, pressure control, pressure support, PEEP, APRV, etc.).
Learn ABG's & critical labs.
Learn sepsis, ARDS, DIC, multiorgan failure.
Learn drugs & drips, including standard concentrations and titration.
Learn full assessments.
Don't let this scare you. It all will come together with orientation and experience. It's worth it. Your tele experience will definitely help.