First, a little background. I've been working on a cardiac stepdown unit for almost a year now and I really enjoy it.
Question to the more experienced cardiac nurses is... how long did it take for you to get used to handling codes and other acute situations. By "getting used to it" I mean, not freaking out per say and being able to be calm and have a clear head while you had to make the initial quick, fast decisions in a caotic environment.
Appreciate any comments and advice!