I am an RN starting a new position in a few weeks that is basically me overseeing pharmacologic and non pharmacologic stress tests. There will be a cardiologist on site, but it will be me and a tech for the most part. I've worked in an ER for a year and a half and also in a chest pain unit that monitored patients before and after stress tests, but have never actually managed a patient during a stress test. I was wondering if anyone had any advice on what to expect or if there is anything I need to focus on learning that I might not know now. Thank you!
Aug 24, '12
This sounds really cool. I'd love to find a job like this. I don't have experience in this field, but I did shadow there once as part of my orientation to the CVICU. The nurses and cardiology techs both team up to get the STs done. Teaching the pt what they were going to be doing, why, and what positions they'd have to stay in (for echos and what not). Not much assessment in that dept. though.
Let us know what you end up doing!