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EP Lab yes or no?!

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Hey everyone! I have an opportunity to go to the EP Lab, which at my hospital is separate from the Cath Lab. I'm shadowing tomorrow in both the cath and EP labs, but the job is just for EP. I have been in the ER for 6 years, did tele/step down CT surgery for 3 before that. I'm just looking for some insight into the EP world! I am ready for a change from the ER stress to be honest and EP seems interesting...any thoughts?!

Ruby Vee, BSN

Specializes in CCU, SICU, CVSICU, Precepting & Teaching. Has 40 years experience.

Hey everyone! I have an opportunity to go to the EP Lab, which at my hospital is separate from the Cath Lab. I'm shadowing tomorrow in both the cath and EP labs, but the job is just for EP. I have been in the ER for 6 years, did tele/step down CT surgery for 3 before that. I'm just looking for some insight into the EP world! I am ready for a change from the ER stress to be honest and EP seems interesting...any thoughts?!
EP sounds like fun for me! I've done CCU in hospitals where there was an EP lab, and a couple of times got to take patients there. It was fascinating! Not super scary, because the physicians were right there, but you can get any rhythm once they start playing with their wires. They put patients in VT on purpose -- but it's a controlled situation. DH who did Cath Lab for two years, and covered call for EP says it was interesting and less stressful than ER or Flight Nursing (which he also did). In the ER, you never know what's coming. In EP lab, you do. If I wasn't so close to retirement, I'd consider EP!