What to expect from a clinical placement in intensive care
It can be a daunting prospect, but nursing students on placement in ICU will hone transferable skills including decision-making, communication and team-working
Intensive care is a unit in a hospital that provides treatment and monitoring for critically ill patients.
Patients are categorised as either level three, where they receive one-to-one nursing care, or level two, where there is one nurse for every two patients. These levels depend on the acuity of the patient’s condition and the complexity of the care they require.
What types of patients would I care for?
Nurses working in the intensive care unit (ICU) care for a wide variety of patients, all of whom will have some form of organ dysfunction that puts their lives
Want to read more?
Unlock full access to RCNi Plus today
Save over 50% on your first three months:
- Customisable clinical dashboard featuring 200+ topics
- Unlimited online access to all 10 RCNi Journals including Nursing Standard
- RCNi Learning featuring 180+ RCN accredited learning modules
- NMC-compliant RCNi Portfolio to build evidence for revalidation
- Personalised newsletters tailored to your interests