Critical care and Emergency Nursing

Critical care nursing is the nursing specialty that specifically addresses with human responses to life-threatening problems. ICU nurses and critical care nurses are trained to use their skills and experience to care for critically ill patients who are at high risk for life-threatening health problems. Emergency nursing involves treating people with physical and/or psychological health problems episodically. Emergency nursing can be delivered in a variety of settings-including in departments for accident and emergency (A&E), minor injury units, ambulance or other acute transportation services, out-of-hour walk-in centers and in the military. Critical nurses can promote from positions like assistant unit manger to higher levels as head nurse on the basis of experience and expertise. If they have the necessary communication and leadership skills, they can be offered administrative roles such as chief nurse, assistant director, director, or vice president.