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Tele RN: New job

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Rivang Rivang (New) New Nurse

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.

LibraNurse27, BSN, RN

Specializes in Community Health, Med/Surg, ICU Stepdown. Has 8 years experience.

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Sour Lemon

Has 9 years experience.

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.

Drug calculation tests are also common.

Been there,done that, ASN, RN

Has 33 years experience.

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.

Edited by Been there,done that

Closed Account 12345

Has 14 years experience.

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/