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Cardiac/Telemetry job

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by Kylee Renee Kylee Renee (New) New

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I just got hired as an LPN on a busy cardiac/telemetry unit. I just graduated school in July and have worked in an LTC facility since September. Any advice for the transition over to acute care from LTC?

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Congratulations! How long is your orientation and what does it include?

Many moons ago, my new position was a move to telemetry. Looking back, it was not an ideal transition. I did not receive training on telemetry interpretation for SIX MONTHS! I was dependent on my co-workers. If you are not getting your training up front, think long and hard.

You will need to know the basic dysrhythmias, cardiac drips , and spot on respiratory assessment skills.

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sallyrnrrt is a ADN, RN and specializes in critical care, ER,ICU, CVSURG, CCU.

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what kind of orrientation are you being afforded?

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nursefromcali has 6 years experience and specializes in Ambulatory, Corrections, SNF, LTC, Rehab.

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CONGRATS! Try to study some cases under telemetry, make a note during orientation. Make friends as well. And don't for get to put smile on your first day :)

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I will receive 2 weeks in the education department at my facility, and then 6-8 weeks following a preceptor, gradually gaining more duties as my training goes on. My particular lpn program we did very very little with reading ekg's/telemetry. So I am a little nervous. But I will be sure read up on it and ask tons of questions! As for the smile, I always bring that:)

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