I'm a first year nursing student from Ohio, recently accepted into the honors program at my school, and I could REALLY use some insight/advice from some experienced ICU nurses for my honors project.
The project I was assigned is "comparing/contrasting the similarities and differences between traditional ICU and trauma ICU patient care."
The goal of my project is to learn how patient care can differentiate between these two settings of critical care, as well as to understand the special considerations for how that care is implemented.
My professor and I are in the process of trying to set up a job shadow, but with the pandemic it's hard to know if that will happen or not. Either way, I want to feel like I'm doing as much research outside of the job shadow as possible in order to get a better understanding, as ICU is where I ultimately would like to end up when I graduate.
Any information/advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much!