Hello, I am a new grad interviewing for an RN position on a SUB ICU, and in the job description it describes the following types of patients:
- vent pts
- PCI pts
- a variety of med-surg pts, and
- "select cardiac, heparin, and insulin infusions"
I have a question about this last patient with infusions...I am not 100% sure what this really means...Is the infusion itself is the main reason for their stay in sub icu? Is it just patrients with drugs that require continuous monitoring?
For those who work on these units, would you mind translating for me what they mean by patients with "cardiac, heparin, or insulin infusions"? Also what are some of the specific conditions that require such drips that need monitoring?