Just got a full time position as a cardiac monitor tech at one of the local hospitals and I was just wondering if it's a good way to 'break' into telemetry/cardiac nursing.
Many of the RNs in the same floor agree that it's the right foot in the door.
Anyway, I would love to have some other feedback and if any of you tele nurses started out this way. Specifically, the pros- (what you loved) and cons- (what you hated) about being a monitor tech and if you have any tips in becoming a great one!
I haven't used my clinical skills in months and I'm just afraid that I will lose much of those skills. On the brightside, being a tech will give me more insight and experience in reading strips and getting familiar with the different treatment modalities that come with every type of arrhythmia.
Thanks and much appreciated.