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?
What skills do 危急 care nurses need?
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。 ”
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.
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。
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。