Is it useful?

  1. I work in Med/Surg and am contemplating taking the telemetry courses and ACLS classes offered at a facility that I had previously worked for. The facility I am currently working in does not require these classes and I would have to pay for them personally, also, the place I worked at that is offering the classes was "the pit of h@LL" and they have made it abundantly clear that they mean to be antagonistic to me when I called to inquire about the classes, making it almost impossible for me to register for them. So, now I am still debating whether or not it is worth the time and temporary loss of dignity to endure these classes for two weeks. What do you think?
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   Brownms46
    I have taken classes at other hospitals, and found most people who took them, were intimidated enough without any other outside stressors. I have seen even MD's who were nervous about taking ACLS, and could hear it in their voices. I would opt to take these classes somewhere that didn't present additional stressors.

    How much benefit would you receive trying to learn in such a situation? I wouldn't want to pay someone, who has already shown they will not be supported of your goals. I would take my money elsewhere! But that is just my opinion
  4. by   plumrn
    If you're serious about taking the classes, I would probably wait until your current facility offers them again (they do offer them, don't they?), and just go ahead and pay for them. You would have to pay for them at the other facility, right?
    I wasn't sure from your post if your current facility offers them at all. Our facility requires these courses for certain personnel, and offers them twice yearly. They are well worth it.
  5. by   sjoe
    What's the rush? Why put up with unnecessary abuse?
  6. by   Tweety
    Originally posted by huggietoes
    I they have made it abundantly clear that they mean to be antagonistic to me when I called to inquire about the classes, making it almost impossible for me to register for them.
    What do you want flash cards? They are not interested in you. Why bother. Take a tele course online. Find another place to learn ACLS.

    Kudos to you for growing and expanding your knowledge base, but why put up with that kind of foolishness?
  7. by   cactus wren
    Good for you in wanting to learn....but...CLUE PHONE ALERT Don`t waste your time or money with that bunch. Do a search online, ask around, check out bulletin boards...you will find classes in a supportive enviroment....Oh, forgot...check with your local Community College...they usually have these kind of classes.
  8. by   tinkagain
    Find a job where they pay for your training. :-)
  9. by   CCURN
    If your med/surg unit uses telemetry monitors then a idea of rythmns might be a good idea .......... unless you plan to use ACLS then I would not pay for it, as it is expensive......As I know you can easily forget the skills if you havent done them for a while...Get the company to pay.......you could try some critical care med/surg courses instead.............

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