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几年前,当你听到这个词“hero” you first thought might have been about someone in a cape. These days, we know many of our 英雄es wear scrubs. If you want to make a difference in the world and in your community, consider the role of a 危急 care nurse. Critical care nurses work with people fighting life threatening medical emergencies. Their hard work and passion has an enormous impact 上 patients as well as their loved 上es.

But what does a 危急 care nurse actually do day to day? What does it take to become a 危急 care nurse? We’ve put together an outline of everything you need to know about 危急 care 护理. Whether you are already in 护理 school considering a specialty, or just beginning to think about a future in healthcare, take a few minutes to explore 危急 care 护理, a profession with unique boots-on-the-ground impact 上 people in some of their biggest moments of crisis. 

What is a 危急 care nurse?

重症监护护士是 注册护士 (RNs)用于治疗患有急性和严重疾病或受伤的患者。期限“critical”由医疗保健提供者用于广泛交流患者的严重程度’的条件。通常,需要“critical care”生命体征不稳定,可能失去知觉,并且对健康的积极结果不利。用较少的技术语言,“critical care”适用于无法幸存的疾病或受伤风险明显较高的患者。 

重症监护护士经过专门培训以处理这些紧急情况。他们提供重要的医疗护理和监测,并为患者及其家人提供支持。重症监护护士在压力很大的环境中以动态且高度重要的角色工作。

“重症护理护士在护理行业负有最高的责任,”尼古拉斯·麦克高恩(Nicholas McGowan)解释说 重症监护学院 以及经验丰富的重症监护室(ICU)护士。“在这里,需要最大程度的知识,能力和技能,以使患者保持生命并保持其尊严完整。”

Where do 危急 care nurses work?

重症监护护士在许多地方工作—but you’ll primarily find them in a hospital setting. Many 危急 care nurses work in a hospital’s general ICU, but emergency departments, neonatal ICUs, pediatric ICUs, cardiac care units, telemetry units, managed care facilities, urgent care clinics, outpatient surgery centers and recovery rooms may also require specially trained 危急 care nurses.

Critical care nurses may specialize in adult 危急 care, pediatric 危急 care, or geriatric 危急 care depending 上 which patient population they want to work with.

What are common duties of a 危急 care nurse?

与所有注册护士一样,重症监护护士也提供基本的医疗服务,包括监测和评估生命体征,给药,对患者的任何变化做出反应’的状况,并使用各种技术医疗设备。

重症监护和其他护理专业之间的最大区别之一是典型的患者负担。考虑到患者的病情严重,需要额外注意以确保他们保持稳定状态,重症监护护士通常会有较少的患者倾向于轮班。这也意味着他们’通常是第一个当病人’情况恶化,必须迅速采取适当措施。

除了这些医疗职责外,重症监护护士还扮演着患者倡导者的重要角色。重症监护护士与最脆弱的患者一起工作。当患者可能无法交流或代表自己时,他们必须尊重患者的权利和指示。重症监护护士确保患者或其亲人了解他们的医疗状况和可能的结果,以便做出最明智的选择。

What skills do 危急 care nurses need?

重症监护护士需要对医学,生物学,化学,解剖学,医疗技术和患者护理有透彻的了解。重症监护护士依靠其详细的技术知识来应对危机情况和不可预见的并发症。重症监护护士需要能够快速思考并适当应对所遇到的任何问题。

In addition to their medical and scientific expertise, 危急 care nurses need to be strong communicators in order to work with a large team of healthcare providers, advocate for patient rights and directives, and educate patients and family members about the medical condition of the patient and the care being provided.

的性质“critical care” means that many patients 危急 care nurses treat do not recover from their illness or injury. A 危急 care nurse needs to learn how to reconcile providing the best possible medical care for a patient who still does not survive. Critical care nurses need the ability to find balance between the challenges of their work, and fulfillment and joy in other areas of their life.

“重症护理护士是护理行业中最有弹性的人,” says McGowan. “您必须增强自己的精神和情感决心。 ”

重症护理护士是护理领域中最受尊敬的专业人员,这是正确的!他们需要非常高水平的广泛技能,没有错误或怀疑的余地。

What qualities do the best 危急 care nurses share?

Critical care nurses need to work seamlessly with a team of healthcare providers in high stress environments. Because of this people who go into 危急 care 护理 tend to be naturally collaborative and interested in working closely with other people.

重症监护护士是受人尊敬的个人,但是该行业的大多数个人都是出于强烈的内在愿望,希望在最脆弱和孤立的时刻帮助人们。他们有着深切的同情心和奉献精神,为他人不懈奋斗。

People who become 危急 care nurses also share a commitment to lifelong learning. Medical knowledge, technology, and best practices are constantly evolving. Curiosity and focus help 危急 care nurses in their dynamic professional lives.

How do you become a 危急 care nurse?

To start, aspiring 危急 care nurses will first need to 成为注册护士。您可以通过赚取准会员来实现’护理学士学位(ADN)或护理学理学士学位(BSN),随后达到州对护理执照的要求。许多重症监护护士在完成学业后立即进入专业。就是说,鉴于他们工作的相对激烈,您可能想先获得经验或至少对工作有更好的感觉—工作阴影和学生护理临床机会是一个很好的起点。

有兴趣了解有关护理的更多信息吗?

If you are interested in taking the first step toward a 危急 care 护理 career, visit the 拉斯穆森学院 专业护理学位页面. 没有 t sure if 危急 care is right for you? Keep in mind that 危急 care 护理 is 上ly 上e specialty within the enormous and important field of 护理. There are plenty of other 护理 roles out there you may find appealing—our article, “招聘雇主的前25种类型的护士”是学习更多有关您的选择的良好起点。

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