telemetry floor !


Hello, I am a new grad and got hired to a telemetry floor, starting next week and extremely scared. If anybody working at telemetry/ medsurg floor, please, please, please, share with me your day schedule, and all your duties.

Thanks in advance😘

HouTx, BSN, MSN, EdD

Specializes in Critical Care, Education. Has 35 years experience. 9,051 Posts

Congratulations on your new job. Calm down & take a breath. Although it may be interesting to see what other people do, there's no guarantee that it will be the same in your new job. Models of care, ancillary resources and processes can be dramatically different. For instance, some hospitals have 'runners' to fetch and carry & in other hospitals, nurses have to go get their own supplies.

You'll go through an orientation process that is designed to prepare you to for your new job. It'll be OK. You'll be fine.



Specializes in Critical care. 916 Posts

I started on a tele unit and it was a great place to start. However, as noted duties can vary greatly by facility. I know a tele nurse at another hospital and our units are very different. Heck, even the different tele units at my current facility vary greatly.

I've been exposed to a lot of different patients and I've had a lot of great learning experiences. My facility had me attend an arrhythmia course and I've learned a lot by picking the brains of more experienced nurses when I was not quite sure of a rhythm.

Be open to learning and ready to work! Good luck!



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TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 16 years experience. 226 Articles; 27,608 Posts

Moved to our Med/Surg forum for more responses and feedback.