I loved working in ICU, the more critical the patient the more exciting the day went. I learned good time management skills, assessing pt's quickly and to follow my instincts. I got along well with all my co-workers and physician's, and let everyone know I appreciated them. That includes housekeeping,maintence, PT, RT, Social workers, pretty much anyone who came into the ICU unit to do anything. The hardest part of the job was during high census times, when turn around was fast and furious and everyone was in high gear to get things done and keep patients doing well. The best part was having great nurses to work with.
The many friends I made over the years there.
cut backs on health insurance