Hello, I'm a new nurse, been working for about six months now. The floor I work on at work is temporarily closed for some reason or other, so I have been floating around the hospital wherever they can use a med/surg nurse. However, because my floor is closed, we sometimes run into an overstaffing problem and I am called off before I leave home or sent home early from time to time.
A couple of questions. My manager says that they are short Tele nurses, so if I get an EKG certification, I will be called off less. COOL! I'm all FOR that, and I don't think I'd mind tele at all. Does anyone know of a tele course offered around the San Diego County area? My work offers one but it's a month long for a few hours every week, I'd rather knock it out all at once.
Second. I do have ACLS, is it a normal thing that my hospital requires both EKG and ACLS. I thought ACLS would clear you to work tele, but again, I am new and don't know how it works everywhere or what's supposed to happen.
Thanks for any info.