Open Heart Recovery Training - page 2

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Would like to know what your best references for when you started your Open Heart Recovery training? In our unit you "heart train" after about a year. I am looking for the best information that helped you get the best grasp on... Read More


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    Quote from Bronx1560
    However there should be a protocol competency list & training program in the hospital. Itís about 1yr along were the new orientees will take classes & have a 1:1 preceptor ship with an experience CT nurse. 50-60 cases with minimal assistance & of course your preceptor feels competent enough to give you the autonomy to care for the pt independently. As a reward youíre given the CT Surgery patch on your fleece & have a hospital wide graduation. Itís hard training where we believe you should be rewarded. These pt can be very ill. I went through it 4yrs ago. Good Luck
    That sounds lovely. A big name CTICU I was associated with had nothing of the sort. The nurse manager there was not the type to utilize positive reinforcement, to put it lightly. I somewhat don't blame her bc half her RNs were using her unit to get into CRNA school and thus stayed for 2 years at a time. It took a lot for her to trust that you were worth her time.
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    Quote from vespertinas
    that sounds lovely. a big name cticu i was associated with had nothing of the sort. the nurse manager there was not the type to utilize positive reinforcement, to put it lightly. i somewhat don't blame her bc half her rns were using her unit to get into crna school and thus stayed for 2 years at a time. it took a lot for her to trust that you were worth her time.
    i think that you and i worked at the same hospital!

    please, read a book. yes, cardiac surgery essentials is an excellent resource. be the rn who knows how & why!
    jelly221,RN likes this.


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