Is this considered Tele experience?

  1. I moved to California from the midwest and at my old hospital which was honestly more critical than my new one, every floor took care of pts on tele monitors. We didnt have tele techs on my floor but we could have up to 6 pts on a monitor. We gave meds like Metoprolol and Hydralazine IV, no drips though. We treated pts based on the rhythms called to us and called drs appropriately. Where I now work I float to the Med/Tele floor and apart from having the monitor in front of me, the tele tech isn't and we don't analyze our own strips other than glancing at the monitor when it alarms. To me it seems very similar, do I get to put on my resume that I have tele experience?
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  3. by   Ruby Vee
    Quote from ButtaflyRN
    I moved to California from the midwest and at my old hospital which was honestly more critical than my new one, every floor took care of pts on tele monitors. We didnt have tele techs on my floor but we could have up to 6 pts on a monitor. We gave meds like Metoprolol and Hydralazine IV, no drips though. We treated pts based on the rhythms called to us and called drs appropriately. Where I now work I float to the Med/Tele floor and apart from having the monitor in front of me, the tele tech isn't and we don't analyze our own strips other than glancing at the monitor when it alarms. To me it seems very similar, do I get to put on my resume that I have tele experience?
    If you didn't watch the rhythms or analyze the rhythms, I cannot see that as telemetry experience. I wouldn't put it on my resume, but maybe others have a different idea. I'll be interested to see the consensus.
  4. by   ButtaflyRN
    Thank you, I didn't think it was really but the floor I float to doesnt do much more than that which is why I wondered.
  5. by   2210485
    Quote from ButtaflyRN
    Thank you, I didn't think it was really but the floor I float to doesnt do much more than that which is why I wondered.
    If you reguarly looked at and interpreted ecg's then yeah why not?

    If youre comfortable lookong at telemetry and the prior job gave you that comfort you're fine.

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