I know I am like the 30th person to post something like this but let me be the 31st,
I just got a job on a cardiac/stroke unit
. I start on the 15th and I am very excited. I realized in the middle of my schooling that I was interested in cardiac. I was placed on a PCU unit for my capstone, although I wanted ICU, I was still eager to learn and get my feet wet. But I am so happy I got PCU.
So here I am, my third job and I have only been a nurse for a year and 6 months (long story). But I am finally in the position I have been trying to get into for the longest.
I know how a cardiac unit can be and I am ready to get in there and learn.
So my question to all of you is, what should I study, what supplies should I have in my arsenal and any general tips (what helps/helped you). It will be a day-12 hour position. I am not sure on nurse to patient ratios just yet, but what I can remember from the interview is they try not to kill you, lol.
I do have calipers, I still need to get my ACLS certification and I know for sure I need to crack open my EKG review book. Anything else will be really appreciated.
Thanks in advance.