Some good advice here. ICU isn't easy. I float in a hospital that doesn't use CNA's or transporters in the ER and ICU. The ICU doesn't have a unit secretary so the charge nurse picks up as much as she can, which isn't usually much bc she's dealing with admissions, transfers, discharges, staffing, etc. Usually everyone burns out quickly. It's a shame, administration knows the problems but refuses to fix them. It's all about learning to balance your personal life so you can let it go after you leave work. I still take a day or two to recover when I work a 12 hour shift in ICU!