"When you're a nurse you know that every day you will touch a life or a life will touch yours."
Nurses are an incredibly important part of any hospital. Their role is vital - they ensure that patients are given the best care and security before or after surgeries and treatments. These men and women have a very demanding job, even more so those who work in Intensive Care Units.
ICU Nurses treat patients who are admitted into Intensive Care, meaning they are in an unstable condition and need constant surveillance and support. ICU nurses can work in various parts of ICU, depending on their sensitivity to extreme trauma. Some nurses will work with patients after surgery and some will deal with severely injured patients coming from the scene of a car crash.
An ICU Nurse is required to give patients their undivided attention, which is why ICU Nurses will only be assigned one or two patients throughout the day. A Nurse will have a deep understanding of their patients, having knowledge about what they need and when they need it. ICU Nurses also stand in as an advocate for the patient and the patient’s family. ICU Nurses carefully monitor the condition of the patient, ensuring that the right treatments and techniques are used.