Are PCU, telemetry and cardiac step down the same kind of units, just called by different names? Or is there a difference? I know in each of these the patients are usually on the telemetry monitors.
Oct 19, '06
PCU is typically ICU stepdown. We take art lines, vents, titrate drips, etc... Tele units where I work DO NOT titrate drips, have no vents, lines ets... our cardiac stepdown is basically used for sheath pulls, post op surgical pts.