By co-incidence I will be preceptoring a student tomorrow in a ICU/CCU- it would be more than weird if ..............:chuckle
CCU - more than anything you HAVE to learn how to recognise and treat chest pain. Learning this will take you further than reading an ECG which is one of those skills that unless it is used daily is lost.
I would go with objectives along the lines of
1) Assess chest pain and differentiate between chest pain of cardiac and (blatantly) non-cardiac origin (Don't dwell on the second part of this as cardiologists have difficulty with some pain but you need to know how to tell the difference between say angina and a pulled muscle) You need to be able to identify the different way in which chest pain can present and how to accurately assess this pain (i.e. Women more often present with back pain, diabetics may not get any pain)
2) Initiate appropriate treatment for a patient experiencing chest pain. So when to give anginine, how much, how often what assessment/evaluation should you make of the patient during this time.
3) Review the drugs commonly used to treat cardiac disorders.
4) Discuss the management of heart failure
Most of HDU is assessment at a level that you will not have experienced yet. Don't look at the equipment because that will vary from unit to unit. Look at things like management of airway, assessment of respiratory failure (in particular if you can manage to nurse a patient who is marginal to needing ventilation then you will really learn assessment of resp failure)
There is so much. And if my student turns up tomorrow with these objectives - Well............