Unit orientation is required before assuming responsibility for patient care. Nurse-to-patient ratios should be based on patient acuity according to written hospital policies.
CRITICAL CARE UNIT NURSING REQUIREMENTS All critical care nurses must participate in continuing education. An appropriate number of nurses should be trained in highly specialized techniques such as renal replacement therapy, intra-aortic balloon pump monitoring, and intracranial pressure monitoring. All nurses should be familiar with the indications for and complications of renal replacement therapy.
KEY INTELLECTUAL TRAITS IN CRITICAL THINKING Intellectual humility Intellectual integrity Intellectual courage Intellectual empathy Paul 1995 in Jones & Bartlett Learning “The essence of nursing: knowledge and Caring.(chapter 2)
IMPACT ON KNOWLEDGE DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATION Critical Thinking, Reflective Thinking, Intuition, and Clinical Thinking and Judgment
INTENSIVE CARE UNIT An ICU may be designed and equipped to provide care to patients with a range of conditions, to provide specialized care to patients with specific conditions It includes patient monitoring, respiratory and cardiac support, pain management, emergency resuscitation devices, and other life support equipment designed to care for patients who are seriously injured, have a critical or life-threatening illness, or have undergone a major surgical procedure, thereby requiring 24-hour care and monitoring.
PATIENT MONITORING EQUIPMENTS Acute care physiologic monitoring system Pulse oximeter Intracranial pressure monitor Apnea monitor….
LIFE SUPPORT & RESUSCITATIVE EQUIPMENTS VENTILATOR INFUSION PUMP CRASH CART INTRAAORTIC BALOON PUMP
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