Skills in CCU Nursing?

  1. 0 Hi,

    Im an incoming level 4 nursing student and I am assigned to CCU. I need to know the skills needed (i.e. treatments, duties, etc) before I get unto the unit so I can try to get prepared for my placement. Any advice?? It will be much appreciated! thanks!

    ~Ces~
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    About prinsesa_1878

    27 Years Old; Joined Sep '09; Posts: 2.

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  3. Visit  jennjen512 profile page
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    I would review common drips (amiodarone, cardizem, Natrecor, Neosynephrine, Nipride, Epinephrine, Lidocaine, Lasix, Diprivan, etc), pacemakers (permanent and temporary), ventilators, central line care, cardiac rhythms, hemodynamics (including PAP, CVP, CO/CI, BP). The list is really endless. Just brush up on some basic ICU skills and you should be fine. And remember don't be afraid to ask questions
  4. Visit  hypocaffeinemia profile page
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    You'll learn skills on the job.

    What you need is knowledge.
  5. Visit  prinsesa_1878 profile page
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    Thanks so much! i am definitely trying to brush up on those topics!

    ~C
  6. Visit  RNforLongTime profile page
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    In CCU it's important to know cardiac arrythmias. Basic EKG interpretation. Cardiovascular A&P. Treatment of ACS(acute coronary syndrome) etc.


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