Coronary Care Unit Nurses


Hey fellow nurses! Hope you're having a great start to your weekend.

I'm not sure if this is a question board, or just discussions, but this topic could be both :] I start work on as a resource nurse (float pool) and a majority of the time I will be working on a Coronary Care unit. I've been working on a medical surgical unit for the past year, but I was just wondering how you guys (coronary care nurses) helped prepare yourself for work on a unit of this type, and what it is that you find yourself dealing with skill wise and knowledge base wise on a daily basis.

I've been brushing up on fluid and electrolyte imbalances, lab abnormalities and how these conditions effect the body or show themselves in the body. I have not take basic dysrhythmias yet (or acls) but I have the book and I am picking away at the reading just to have some idea of what I'm doing until those classes are offered in the fall (I have to have them within six months of hire).

I just was hoping to benefit from this site and the experience of it's nurses, I want to be the best CCU nurse I can be and be prepared when I start my new position.

Any tips or ideas would be greatly appreciated!

I appreciate everyones help in advance!


TheCommuter, BSN, RN

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Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 17 years experience.

Hello, there. Welcome to! Your post has been moved to our CCU/Coronary Care Nursing forum with the goal of attracting more responses. We wish you the best of luck!