Cardiac Telemetry Brain Sheet & PREP

  1. Hello there,

    I am a recent new graduate and I just accepted a position on a cardiac telemetry floor. I have taken ACLS and a rhythm course (no 12-Lead EKG yet but I am planning on it - the hiring process took less than a week from application/licensure so I didn't have time). I have two questions:

    (1) Does anyone have a brain sheet they would recommend for cardiac Tele?

    (2) Given that I have limited time to study before starting training, what do you recommend I study? Currently I am reviewing my ACLS and rhythm ID.

    Thank you so much for your help!
    Last edit by MaryMitchellStewart on Dec 4 : Reason: grammar error
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  3. by   Rn bsn msn
    Rhythm and ACLS is good. I would also start brushing up on cardiac meds. Beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, diuretics. Indications, monitoring, and side effects.

    Haven't used a brain sheet in years, but if you start learning about the drugs you will be ahead of the game when you hit the floor
  4. by   MaryMitchellStewart
    Thank you so much for that!!! I have been doing a lot of that but I definitely needed that reminder about diuretics. For some reason I always need to revisit those. I really appreciate it.