Starting job on CCU, any advice

  1. I'm a new nurse about to take a position as a nurse resident on a CCU. Any advice that some of the experienced CCU nurses have is more than appreciated!
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    About CMartRN, BSN, MSN, RN

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    Specialty: 3 year(s) of experience in Critical Care, Perioperative, Management


  3. by   cinja
    Force yourself to learn 12 leads ECG's and know medications your unit uses right down to the action and dose per Kg. Know differential diagnosis for abnormal labs as well. That should keep you busy for 6 months.
  4. by   blucrna
    In a CCU, I'd want to know my pressors for sure. Also learn anginal equivalents because they can tip you off to ischemia that you'd otherwise shrug off.