Nurses at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center’s medical intensive care unit (MICU) provide care to a wide range of patients with complex and multi-system illnesses. They work on diagnoses such as cardiopulmonary arrest, hepatic failure, respiratory diseases, sepsis, renal failure, severe gastrointestinal bleeding, organ failure and drug overdose.
Patient population: adult, geriatric, pulmonary and multi-system
Number of beds: 12
Nurse/patient ratio: 1:2
Rotation/shifts: 15-30% rotation, average 12-hour shift length,
bonus voluntary on-call available
Orientation: eight to 12 weeks for experienced RNs, 24 weeks for
new grads, every orientee has a preceptor