ok I'll try to provide some useful information.
My "stepdown" gets pts on cardizem, labetelol( not too often) amiodarone, lidocaine( rarely) heparin, lasix,diuril, nitroglycerin ,milrinone,natrecor( haven't seen that one in a while)dobutamine (rarely)drips, and sepsis pts such as endocarditis who are on q4 hr atc abx. A fibbers on tikosyn,AC's, cardioversions, TAVR's, TEE's , PE's ,MI's cath lab pts, pacers/aicds/BiVIcds. Art lines, venous lines.TRBands.The other day we got a pt who had ballooning of the femoral/iliac artery- thats a new one for us.
We also get the rest of ED pts to fill beds- psych, geripsych, dementia, dialysis, sepsis,general medical pts' etc.
We have lots of turnover- we move pts to other floors for cath lab pts. Not unusual to turn your whole assignment over(5 pts sometimes) usually 4 on days. But if short, have had up to 6 pts.