Specialties Burn


Hey, I am transfering to burn ICU at the regional burn center this week actually. every time i come in here it is empty, come on, share the love!

gwenith, BSN, RN

3,755 Posts

Specializes in ICU.

I worked in a general ICU that also took burns - did it for about a year - why I left is a long story.

BadBird, BSN, RN

1,126 Posts

Specializes in Critical Care.

I float to the burn unit occasionally. There are some of the most wonderful nurses there, hope you like it.


92 Posts

I think I will, I spent some time in school there, and have gone for several lets make sure you dont get sick and pass out visits, e'll see how it goes i guess


190 Posts

I worked an a ped Bu as a burn tech for a year. I loved it. But that's the way it is you either love burns or hate them. I just have one piece of advice. Pain control. Be sure to properly medicate your patients. Don't be afraid to ask the doctors for something. the hospital I worked at was a teaching hospital, so many of the Docs didn't know what they were doing and were afraid to order large amount of narc's needed for treatment.


92 Posts

My understanding, as this is a teaching facility is the same, that sometimes a not so gentle bit of advice is needed to keep the pt comfy in spite of the young docs

cna on her way

134 Posts

Gotta love the burn unit!! I work as a CNA on a Burn unit now and love it! The nurses are wonderful and the job is so rewarding. It is a tough job at times and we receive both adult and pediatric burns. But trust me, you will either love it or hate it-there is no in between. Good luck!

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