NurseSpeedy, ADN, LPN, RN 1,599 Posts Has 21 years experience. Dec 3, 2020 On 11/30/2020 at 2:17 PM, Morning Glory said: Yes. Absolutely. The issue isn’t the tele monitor just the tele admission status itself. I’m under the impression that having a patient with a progressive care/tele status places them outside of my scope. I’m probably overthinking this. A better way to define is is that I’m being given progressive care patient as a med Surg nurse with zero experience with progressive care patients. I’m wondering if that is again at nursing practice. I will eventually find the answer but I just thought it reaching out for other outlooks. Whenever I was floated to units that had patients with some things I would need assistance with it was given to me. I was a Med/surg LPN and was floated all over the hospital-including ICU. I was willing to learn and was given the less severe patients, but was never expected to interpret a wonky ekg or titrate an unfamiliar drip. A qualified coworker would take care of that part and then I would monitor and do remaining care. I later went on for my RN and the same was implemented-speak up if you are uncomfortable and need assistance with a specific area of a patients care, but honestly there are a lot of patients on tele just as a precaution due to pre-existing history or thought that better safe than sorry. The majority of the patients I had on tele with Med surg probably could of done without it.