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Any of you experience an issue where you were pulled to another unit, such as ICU because staff was low/no ICU nurse and you are the one that is the "best fit"? 

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On ‎1‎/‎16‎/‎2019 at 7:33 AM, Junebug14 said:

Any of you experience an issue where you were pulled to another unit, such as ICU because staff was low/no ICU nurse and you are the one that is the "best fit"? 

When I worked on a cardiac step-down unit, I have floated to an ICU to cover patients that are being transferred out of an ICU to a cardiac step-down unit, but there were no beds in the step-down unit to accept them.  So, if that is the case with you, where you are only covering patients that are Medical-Surgical level of care and are only there because there are no Medical-Surgical beds available, then it should not be a problem.  If you are covering ICU level of care patients and are not qualified to do so, then that sounds like a problem.  Good luck! 🙂

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