Hello everyone, I am about to start as a new GN on Cardiac Stepdown
and would like info, tips and even wishes of what
1. Experienced cardiac nurses wished we knew upon starting and
2. Newer or experienced nurses suggest for preparation for this floor to be proficient in the care.
Thank you all.
hands on is the best experience. don't be afraid to ask questions. stay true to the patients you are caring for. there may be days when it can turn into the wild wild west , but don't let this deter you. i started as a gn on a tele unit where i worked as a nurse apprentice before. loved it. practice reading strips , know your med(there is a drug book on ea unit) ,keep up with your cheat sheet(it's your portable brain
take the opportunity to learn something new everyday remember nursing is life long learning. congrats!!!! sending you many blessings hope you enjoy it as much as i do!!!!!!
p.s. never let them see you sweat!!!(the patients
Last edit by lewjo1 on May 28, '10
: Reason: add more advice