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Medical Intensive Care (MICU)

Intensive care for patients with complex and multi-system medical illnesses.

Patient Population
  • Adult 
  • Diagnoses include cardiopulmonary arrest, hepatic failure, respiratory diseases, sepsis, renal failure, severe gastrointestinal bleeding, multi-system organ failure and drug overdose
  • Average length of stay: 3 to 5 days
Number of Beds
  • 16
Nurse/Patient Ratio
  • 1:2 (can do several 1:1 assignments)
  • Self-scheduling
  • 12-hour shifts
  • Rotation to night shift 35 to 40 percent
  • Permanent night shift available
Skill Mix
  • 95 percent RN; 5 percent techs 
  • RN composite: 14 percent AD/diploma; 78 percent BSN; 8 percent MSN
  • Learned competencies: Swan Ganz catheters, ICP monitoring, Blakemore tubes, CVVH
  • Individually planned by clinical nurse specialists, nurse manager and preceptor
  • 10 to 12 weeks for experienced nurses
  • New Grads: Nurse Residency Program—Adult Track
  • Includes clinical and classroom time

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