ICU Nurse: (R.N)
Critical-care nurses or intensive-care-unit (ICU) nurses provide care to acutely ill patients with life-threatening conditions. ICU nurses need a solid foundation of experience to actively monitor and support patients and provide education and support to family members faced with critical decisions such as discontinuing life support and how to care for people with brain injuries. They respond to medical emergencies in all areas of healthcare facilities and focus on the utmost care of the critically ill or unstable patients following extensive injury, surgery or life threatening diseases. They often serve as resources to other nursing units.
ER Nurse: (R.N)
ER Nurses are responsible for maintaining care standards in the emergency room. While most ER nurses work in emergency rooms, some provide care in community settings and for the military. Most emergency room nurses work with people of all ages; however large medical centers and pediatric hospitals employ nurses who are specially trained to work with children. They also assist with checking in patients, admitting them to the hospital, doing triage work for doctors and generating initial insurance paperwork. They work closely with the ER doctors and laboratory personnel, and keep patients and their family members updated on test results or treatment recommendation.