86: Making the Transition to the ICU With Guest Sarah Vance

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86: Making the Transition to the ICU With Guest Sarah Vance

January 5, 2024

86: Making the Transition to the ICU With Guest Sarah Vance

Orienting as a new Nurse in the ICU is much like climbing your first big mountain — both require basic knowledge, passion, and the ability to learn quickly and adapt in a demanding environment. But without these attributes, you have an arduous, possibly insurmountable journey ahead of you.

In this episode, host Sarah Lorenzini and Sarah Vance RN delve into the controversial topic of new grads going straight into the ICU after graduation, exploring the challenges and opportunities it presents for new nurses. They discuss the essential skills and mindset needed to thrive in such an intense setting, emphasizing the crucial role of self-care and support for success in the ICU.

This episode answers common questions from Rapid Response RN listeners, including “what types of people do well in the ICU, and what types of people struggle? What can I do to prepare for a job in the ICU? What are the most common struggles of nurses in the ICU, and how can they mitigate those challenges?”

As a critical care nurse and educator, Sarah’s insights will help you assess your readiness for joining the exciting but challenging world of the ICU. Tune in now!

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • The debate around new grads joining the ICU
  • What type of people who do well in the ICU
  • Challenges new grads face in the ICU
  • How to prepare for a job in the ICU
  • Navigating the common struggles of ICU nurses
  • The importance of learning from your mistakes

Watch this episode on The Rapid Response RN YouTube Channel!

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