Yes, you do all of those same things, plus monitor the patient's rhythms and treat the cardiac aspect as well as the medical aspect. I started out on a tele med-surg and got my experience with managing drips and different types of heart rhythms. I wanted more cardiac focused patients, so I transferred to a specialty cardiac hospital. Now I work on a cardiovascular post-surgical unit. We care for patients who have had CABGs, lobectomies, AVR/MVRs, peripheral bypasses, etc. I love it, it is exactly the type of nursing I wanted to do. The nurse-pt ratio is 1:4-5, although rarely do we get thrown into 1:5, the management is excellent at trying to limit that as much as possible.