New Grad Starting in Telemetry

  1. Hi there,
    I will be starting a new grad program in 4 weeks; the new grad program is 18 weeks long and in Telemetry working 12 hour shifts.
    I was working during the summer in LTC, but decided to resign and take the few weeks off before the program began. Any ideas of ways to prepare for the new grad program or tips for beginning in a Telemetry unit?
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  3. by   BBFRN
    Thread moved to Cardiac Nursing forum to encourage more responses.
  4. by   youknowho
    18 weeks is a pretty good orientation. I imagine they will teach you all you need to learn but if you really want a leg up then at least be able to recognize the dangerous rhythms. Afib/flutter, vtach, vfib, svt, 2nd and 3rd degree heart blocks. Good luck.
  5. by   heart27
    Quote from Rianna1
    Hi there,
    I will be starting a new grad program in 4 weeks; the new grad program is 18 weeks long and in Telemetry working 12 hour shifts.
    I was working during the summer in LTC, but decided to resign and take the few weeks off before the program began. Any ideas of ways to prepare for the new grad program or tips for beginning in a Telemetry unit?
    Become familiar with your cardiac meds. All your Beta Blockers, Ca Channel Blocking agents, ACEi, anti arrythmics and so forth. If you can, use a day of orientation to sit and work with your monitor tech, you'll learn lots. Just remember to take your time, ask questions and never be hard on your self. Your gonna love it!
  6. by   Suninmyheart
    Tele/Cardiac is a great specialty. I love it and began my nursing career in tele also. Really diggin in and learning about all the cardiac meds is a good start. Plus all the electrolytes and lab level considerations. Everyday in tele offers learning opportunities. I am just hitting 2 years and still feel a little green. I wish you the best!

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