Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Nurse
Intensive care nurses (ICU) are also known as critical care nurses and are highly trained and knowledgeable in their area of specialty. Nurses working in intensive care provide care to patients across all ages with critical and life-threatening medical conditions. They are able to carry out complex tasks and instructions in order to manage ill patients in restoring their health.
Other areas of intensive care include neurological ICU, cardiac ICU, trauma ICU, burn ICU, surgical ICU, transplant ICU, pediatric ICU, and neonatal ICU. Each area is unique and requires specialized training.
Often ICU nurses are trained to be a part of the rapid response team or code blue team and will respond to other floors where a patient may have become unstable and the team provides resuscitation or interventions as needed to stabilize the patient.
ICU nurses are trained to perform and/or assist in interventions such as intubation, ventilator management, vasopressors, defibrillation or cardiac pacing, IV management, wound care, neuromonitoring, and more.
According to the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN), the following are considered standards of practice for this area:
- Check and record vital signs every hour
- Head-to-toe assessment and documentation every 4 hours
- Lab draws usually at least daily
- Repositioning and skin integrity check every 2 hours
- Wound care every shift
- Frequent evaluation of continuous telemetry monitoring
- Constant critical thinking to determine worst-case scenarios for each bodily system and systematic preparation for each scenario.
ICU & Critical Care Nurse Organizations and Certifications
- American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN)
- Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) Certification
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Our featured ICU Nurse expert
Expert 2217 – This expert is a registered nurse working in the state of Arizona and has been working in the ICU since 2006; including management, supervisory role, and staff nurse. He can opine on cases in ICU, telemetry, advanced neurological monitoring, cardiac arrest, and post-operative monitoring including post-organ transplant recipients. He has experience testifying at deposition and is certified in Acute and Critical Care Nursing (CCRN). For more on this expert click here.
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