It’s my first time posting here. I am a RN with limited experience (22 months as a home care nurse for one patient).
I finally found the nerve to apply for my dream job in an ICU and was accepted by all 3 hospitals I applied to. Yay!
I accepted a full time position on nights and asked for 30 days to give notice, which was approved. I start orientation March 30 and anticipate being on the floor the following week.
As excited as I was, I am pretty much scared shitless of what the ICU will look like during my training.
Please help me answer the following:
1. Am I insane to start in ICU during this pandemic?
2. What advice can current ICU nurses give me for beginning this journey?
3. Does anyone have a really great brain sheet/jot sheet and/or pocket guide recommendation, so I can try to keep my head straight/look up what I don’t know?
4. Are there any ways to prepare in the weeks preceding my first days?