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  1. Hi All, I just got offered a residency position in a cardiac surgery step-down unit and I am not quite sure what to expect. Is cardiac surgery step-down similar to the CCU? Is there a difference between cardiac surgery step-down and telemetry? W...
  2. Hello! I graduated with my ADN and BSN in May 2018 and passed the NCLEX in July 2018. I have been applying for countless of nursing jobs since July and it has been difficult. During school, my interests were in NICU, L&D, ED, ICU, peds. However, ...
  3. Tele vs Step down vs CCU

    Can someone explain the difference between these units? I worked on a unit called tele and that meant Post CABG, pre and post cath, cardiac drips (nitro, diltiazem, etc.), pre and post any cardiac procedure performed at our hospital. We didn't take a...
  4. I know that some schools accept level 1 trauma ER experience for admission into CRNA school. But do any schools accept level 1 trauma IMCU (Intermediate care Unit) experience? I got a job offer and the way it was explained to me, everything that they...
  5. What is a Step-Down Unit (SDU)? SDUs fill a gap between ICU and the MedSurg/Tele units by providing a: lower level of care than resource-intensive ICUs and a higher level of care than MedSurge/Tele units SDUs provide care to stab...
  6. Progressive Care nursing is nursing of patients that don't meet ICU criteria but need a higher level of care than a medical-surgical unit. This type of nursing can be found in step down units, telemetry floors, and even the emergency department. ...
  7. Hello, I am a fairly new nurse. I have a year of Stepdown/PCU experience. I had the opportunity to take one of my patients down to cath lab and stay with them through their procedure basically shadowing the cath lab nurse. Since then, all I want to d...
  8. Step-Down Unit Acuity

    We are discussing acuity based staffing on our unit, and whether we should be considered ‘step down’, particularly in regards to some of the specialty patients we accept. We are officially deemed ‘med-surg’, except when residents sign their notes as ...
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    Med-Surg v. Telemetry/Step-down

    Just a curious soon-to-be nursing student... What is the difference between med-surg and telemetry/step-down units in terms of pt load, acuity, etc.? I've seen the two used interchangeably but I've also seen them be listed as completely different.
  10. Hello! I've been poking around some more into the different opportunities available for traveling and I have no clue what the differences between step down care, intermediate care, and tele would be. The postings I have found at various websites do...
  11. I have around 1.5 years of med-surg experience and am looking to transfer to a step down unit. I want to know how I can prepare myself clinically for a step down floor while I am still on the floor. Can you describe the learning curve from med surg t...
  12. So I'm a new RN grad I've been working in a general ICU step down telemetry floor for 4 months now. I'm not new to healthcare I've been a nursing assistant and monitor tech for the past 4 years so I knew what I was getting myself into. However, I'm p...
  13. Hello PACU RNs',? I have an upcoming interview for a FT PACU RN dayshift position.... I am a RN, BSN nurse with 8 years of Cardiac Step-down Unit experience... WE receive patients from CT surgery: Mitral Valves, Aortic Valves, TAVRs, EP, Cath la...
  14. Hello all, I am looking to see if anyone has any suggestions on a PICOT topic for my BSN capstone project. I am an RN with 5 years experience and will be starting my BSN capstone course Nov 4th. The course lasts 10 weeks. I am going to be working wit...