PCU Telemetry Cardiac Stepdown?

  1. Are PCU, telemetry and cardiac step down the same kind of units, just called by different names? Or is there a difference? I know in each of these the patients are usually on the telemetry monitors.
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    RN; from AR , US
    Specialty: 21 year(s) of experience in med-surg/ telemetry/PEDS


  3. by   AfloydRN
    PCU is typically ICU stepdown. We take art lines, vents, titrate drips, etc... Tele units where I work DO NOT titrate drips, have no vents, lines ets... our cardiac stepdown is basically used for sheath pulls, post op surgical pts.