New grad in Cardiac Cath Lab Recovery??? - page 3
by MissBrittanyRN 12,239 Views | 21 Comments
Well, I think I already know the answer to this, but I will ask anyway :-) What do you nurses think about a brand new nurse starting out in the cardiac cath lab recovery area??? I have a strong interest in cardiac nursing, and I... Read More
- 0Aug 1, '10 by MissBrittanyRNQuote from CCL RNThanks for the clarification. Just like many things in nursing, it must vary by area. I have recently learned that one hospital's policy depends on the specific vessel involved....go figure :-)That's not true at all, FYI. We have several hospitals in my town that do interventional caths with no CT surg back up.
- 0Oct 3, '12 by mwall84I have a phone interview for the cath lab today. I have a unique blend of experience and skill set. I am a Paramedic and an RN. I have been an RN since January of 12, and have been a Paramedic for 5 years. I have CPR, ACLS, PALS, and various other Instructor certifications, and I help teach at a community college where we teach ACLS 3-4 times a year, and also am in charge of continuing education at the EMS department where I work part time. I work in the ER part time, and I currently work as an RN in the Remote Medical Setting. I understand sterile technique ( at my present job as a Remote Medical Specialist I do sutures fairly often), and have a very good grasp of cardiology and cardiac anatomy.
I know I will be walking in with a lot to learn, and I understand it is going to be a steep learning curve for me. I just want to know exactly what to expect. Am I going to be resented for having my ACLS Instructor under my belt? Codes are nothing new to me, and although no code is the same, I am very confident in my abilities to handle a code whenever one will happen. I just would like some guidance and input on what to expect.