ICU nurses are under pressure and must be two steps ahead of the patient they care for. Otherwise, it may lead to death of their patients. They must be highly trained and with unwavering focus and performance.
ICU RNs may help at any time in the process, starting from admitting the most delicate patients to post-op duties.
Subspecialties include cardiovascular ICU, surgical ICU, medical ICU, burn ICU, and neuro ICU.
Pediatric Life Support (PALS) and Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) credentials are highly recommended.