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Critical Care Nurses

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Contrary to previously held beliefs that critical care nurses work only in intensive care units or cardiac care units of hospitals, today's critical care nurses work in the emergency departments, post-anesthesia recovery units, pediatric intensive care units, burn units, cardiac catheter labs, interventional radiology departments, and neonatal intensive care units of medical facilities, as well as in other units that treat critically ill patients. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, there are 3.1 million registered nurses in the United States, including critical care nurses.

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