Working in intensive care is so different from the rest of the hospital. These tips for new neuro nurses will answer all questions.
Critical Care Nursing
Critical care is one of the most exciting and fast-paced nursing specialties. Here you’ll find resources to evolve your skills in critical care nursing whether you are a new grad or seasoned nurse.
Thinking about becoming a critical care nurse??
An introductory course to critical care nursing is a great way to prepare for this new and intimidating transition. Breakthrough ICU is the premier critical care course for nurses new to ICU.
Take it from someone who has been there and done that. You won’t find these tips and advice anywhere else, only from this experienced nurse. Working as a new grad is hard. Working as a New Grad in the ICU is even harder. Let’s look at some tips and advice from an experienced nurse.
Atrial Fibrillation is scary, but it can be handled with control. These atrial fibrillation tips for nurses are exactly what you need to know, whether you are a new nurse or one with more experience. Disclaimer: This is informational only, always follow your hospital’s policies and procedures. For more information on disclaimers, click here. Atrial Fibrillation […]
Disclaimer – This is for informational purposes only. Always follow your hospital’s policies and procedures in these situations. Nursing management of atrial fibrillation is an important skill for bedside nursing to master when caring for hospitalized patients. Nursing management of atrial fibrillation Atrial fibrillation is something many acute care nurses will deal with, as […]
If you’re looking for top tips for new grad nurses in ICU, this post is for you. Many graduating nursing students are heading straight into critical care upon graduation, and this blog post will give you an overview of what to expect as you start that first job. This blog post outlines the top tips […]
Let’s be honest. There aren’t a ton of CCRN prep courses or CCRN prep books out there. I’d like to save you the time and energy of multiple online searches for review courses or books. I’ve personally checked out all over these, taken a few, and talked to other certified nurses who have tried different […]
The Critical Care Nurse Certification, CCRN®, is a national certification a critical care nurse can obtain. Once you pass this test, you get to add CCRN® to your credentials! It’s a pretty awesome thing to have, and many health care organizations support nurses in getting this certification as well as look highly upon job applicants who have it as well. However, to get the certification you must pass the exam. So let’s chat about how to pass the CCRN®.
A neuro ICU nurse works with patients in critical care and experience a lot of death and dying. This job is not easy and it requires emotional strength.
Both ICU (Intensive Care Unit) nurses and ER/ED (Emergency Room/Emergency Department) nurses work very fast-paced jobs that require them to think quickly and experience patients that have very serious diagnosis’.
Is it possible for a new nurse to get their first job in the ICU? Yes, but it is the exception and not the rule. I want to encourage all new nurses and nurse grads – if your goal is to work in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), that it might be possible right away, but it’s not easy and not for everyone
Interested in becoming a CRNA? Not sure exactly what that means? This guest post takes a closer look at what do nurse anesthetists do! Most operating rooms release the schedule the night before. Unlike bedside nurses, nurse anesthetists don’t start their day with Nurse Drama Hour. You know, the hand-off that details all the hard, […]
Periwinkle is a lovely color. A soft, subtle blue, it looks best as Helen Hunt’s eyeshadow in 1995 or on an Easter egg. It looks worst on your patient’s skin. While waiting for the respiratory therapist to come bail you out, understanding some common sense and troubleshooting will keep your patient pink, or in my case, healthy brown instead of sickly green
As many of you know, I am not an emergency department nurse. However, I receive many questions about emergency nursing. In going along with our “what do nurses do” series, Susan DuPont, fellow nurse blogger and emergency nurse, will go over a day in the life of an ER Nurse!
Being an ICU nurse sounds like a pretty cool job, doesn’t it? Really, any job with the word “intense” in the title sounds… well, intensely awesome. I’m here to dispel any doubt and inform you that yes, ICU nursing is pretty legit. While it sounds cool, many are not aware of what ICU nurses actually do during a typical 12-hour shift.
Maybe you’re trying to figure out if you want to go to nursing school… maybe you’re in school and not sure of where you want to work… or maybe you’re an experienced nurse looking to change things up. Many have heard of med surg nursing, but are not sure what med surg nurses actually do during a typical shift.
I am currently two semesters away from graduating with my masters as a family nurse practitioner. I plan to work in family practice in an office setting. It’s a start contrast and it’s reasonable to ask why I made such a big move from ICU to Primary Care.
So you’re a nurse or in nursing school, and you think you want to work in the operating room… or endoscopy… or the postanesthesia care unit… or interventional radiology. But, what are the important things to know before getting into this specialized field within nursing? What do perioperative nurses do, exactly?
This post contains affiliate links. **This is a guest post, written by Lynn Sayre Visser, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, CLNC, PHN who is a registered nurse with over twenty-five years of diverse experience including pre-hospital care, emergency department, intensive care unit, post-anesthesia care unit, and organ procurement. Ms. Visser is the author of Rapid Access Guide for […]
In the beginning… Hopefully, you did your homework by learning what to expect in a critical care unit. Bonus points for you if you had the opportunity to observe nurses in a critical care setting. Extra credit + Bonus points if you were able to do an extending preceptorship/internship during nursing school. Those students who […]
I don’t know if any of you nurses out there struggle with what I’ve been fighting over the last year or so. Whenever I’m in a large crowd and see elderly people or someone not looking so hot, I play the worst-case scenario out in my mind. They collapse. I run over. Start CPR. Yell […]