Cannot wait to transition to the cath lab!

  1. I'm a pedi ER nurse (with adult ER experience as well) and getting ready for a new adventure. Our cath lab is diagnostic and interventional. I cannot wait to be part of a TAVR! Can't wait for a swan! We're also cross training to interventional radiology and will be part of stroke embolectomy and angiography for traumas. I'm just so excited to learn something new!
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   Wolf at the Door
    I am happy for you. I am too in search of a new speciality for the new year. What is your weeknight call requirement and weekend call requirement?
  4. by   NeoPediRN
    You can either do one Friday 7p- Monday 7a, or Saturday 7a- Monday 7a + one 12 hour night call per month, as long as it equals out to 60 hours. One holiday a year on call.
  5. by   Wolf at the Door
    So you are saying Friday night , Sat morning, Sat night, Sun morning, Sun night through Monday morning? 5 hours+ 24 hours+24 hours+7= 60 hours of straight call . How do you plan to stay awake? Do they still expect 30 minute call response with the terrible winter in Massachusetts? I would have to do 48 hours plus additional 12. I am tired after 16 hours of being awake.
  6. by   NeoPediRN
    Quote from Bottomed out
    So you are saying Friday night , Sat morning, Sat night, Sun morning, Sun night through Monday morning? 5 hours+ 24 hours+24 hours+7= 60 hours of straight call . How do you plan to stay awake? Do they still expect 30 minute call response with the terrible winter in Massachusetts? I would have to do 48 hours plus additional 12. I am tired after 16 hours of being awake.
    Yes, and every other month you can opt to split call week nights if you want to! I don't have to stay awake, I go in if I get called and lounge around the house if I don't. I got called in several times this past weekend, didn't mind at all. Every time I get called in I make a minimum of 4 hours of overtime. Response time is 30 minutes year round. I live within the 30, if there was a blizzard I would stay in a call room.
  7. by   Wolf at the Door
    Quote from NeoPediRN
    Yes, and every other month you can opt to split call week nights if you want to! I don't have to stay awake, I go in if I get called and lounge around the house if I don't. I got called in several times this past weekend, didn't mind at all. Every time I get called in I make a minimum of 4 hours of overtime. Response time is 30 minutes year round. I live within the 30, if there was a blizzard I would stay in a call room.
    split weekend nights or weekday nights? what is week night calls. I gave up on cath lab, call requirement was not for me plus i hurt my foot.
  8. by   jeshelby
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