Info sheets & links to resources that may be of help to those new to the critical care nursing environment.
New to ITU Info Sheets
For informational purposes to allow some pre-reading and act as an aide memoire if you are working in an ITU for the first time.
These are not intended to replace training and experience; please ensure your practice complies with relevant local policies. E&OE
For much more detailed information you might consider the book Critical Care Manual of Clinical Procedures and Competencies
Critical Care Handover Sheet
Handovers in critical care are detailed. Below is an example of the format I use for my handovers, capturing some obs and planning the shift. The blank template is available underneath as a PDF.
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