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Move from Medsurg to ICU?

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sjalv has 1 years experience and specializes in CVICU.

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Your ICU can take other ICU patients primarily because nurses in other ICUs are not given competency on CVICU devices not because CVICU is some special snowflake unit.

Did he say that his unit was a 'special snowflake' unit? Is your passive aggressive assumption warranted, or does it contribute anything to the discussion?

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Trauma_drama14 has 3 years experience as a BSN, LPN, RN and specializes in Medical-Surgical Critical Care.

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Like the others have said, it really depends on you. I worked on a gen surg care unit (med surg) for a year and went straight to our trauma/SICU. I didn't think it was too hard of a transition for me but who knows what my preceptor thought lol. I already knew almost all of the surgeons,trauma surgeons, and residents so it was kind of helpful too. It was mostly a different patient population I was used to but it worked out for me. And the ICUs just really vary depending the hospital you work for. My hubs and I work at the sane hospital and he works on CVICU and I work SICU and let me tell you, they are so different. I find it even funnier that the nurses on each unit hate to float to the other (most SICU nurses hate floating to CV and a good amount of CV nurses hate floating to us).

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