I'm not sure if this will get enough hits but any ECMO specialists out there want to chime in on your role?
Im currently an ICU nurse. Total 3+ years of nursing experience 1+ of those years in ICU but definitely less than 2 (for ICU).
How is ECMO specialist role different than bedside ICU RN? I've taken care of ECMO patients as the bedside ICU Nurse.
Im curious about the ECMO specialist, specifically.
What do you most Like? Dislike? Are you given a different pay than your regular ICU role? At my facility ECMO can be done PRN by ICU nurses (both adult and neonate ICU).
Just give me a general synopsis of your role? your day/night? Your greatest responsibility? What was your orientation like? How does it compare to bedside ICU nursing?