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Tele RN: New job

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by Rivang Rivang (New) New Nurse

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I just got offered a position as an RN on a tele unit. They told me I would have to pass an exam (I’m assuming EKG) in order to continue with the employment. I guess I’m wondering how far does the extent of the test go? I wasn’t very good with reading EKG strips in school, I know I’ll get better with practice. I’m just worried about passing the test. Any info helps, including websites that can help me pass. I have one so far but it mostly explains an EKG strip, doesn’t give examples of a 6 second strip. 

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LibraNurse27 has 7 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Community Health, Med/Surg, ICU Stepdown.

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I like SkillStat.com

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Sour Lemon has 9 years experience.

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2 hours ago, Rivang said:

I just got offered a position as an RN on a tele unit. They told me I would have to pass an exam (I’m assuming EKG) in order to continue with the employment. I guess I’m wondering how far does the extent of the test go? I wasn’t very good with reading EKG strips in school, I know I’ll get better with practice. I’m just worried about passing the test. Any info helps, including websites that can help me pass. I have one so far but it mostly explains an EKG strip, doesn’t give examples of a 6 second strip. 

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Been there,done that has 33 years experience as a ASN, RN.

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We don't know the extent of your test. Ask  HR or the manager.. what you will be tested on, so you can prepare.  

 Telemetry interpretation is a skill that takes time and training to learn. There is NO way you could teach yourself and be safe to practice.

 

 

 

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FacultyRN has 13 years experience as a MSN, RN.

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AHA offers an online ECG & Cardiac Pharmacology course.  Based on its description, it would be great prep for working on a tele floor.  You don't just want to pass the test; you want to truly learn to interpret rhyhms to keep your patients safe. Seems like a good investment!

https://lifesavercpr.net/classes/ecg-pharmacology/

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