We know that a cardiac nurse works with heart patients, but what do they do, exactly? Let's take a closer look at this job to see if it is right for you. Cardiac Nurse Jobs A "heart nurse" goes by many different job titles. Each of them has their own specialties. Let's look at each of them - what they do, and how to become qualified for those jobs. Cardiac Nurse Certification Before we look at each job there is, we need to know how to become certified. As with any nursing specialty, … [Read more...] about What Does a Cardiac Nurse Do?
Healthcare providers in a variety of settings are challenged with balancing providing patient care and maintaining the knowledge needed to interpret data. Technologies are evolving and many new systems are finding their way into the hospital. The field of cardiology offers some of the most interesting and intimidating technologies. The cardiac pacemaker is a complex piece of technology that many patients rely on every day. These patients can be encountered in any healthcare setting, but are … [Read more...] about Learn Cardiac Pacemaker Concepts with the Pacemaker Power App
Many nurses are apprehensive about having to titrate a Cardizem drip. Patients who require Cardizem are usually facing life-threatening conditions like A-fib and this can be very stressful to a nurse who doesn’t typically deal with this sort of condition. Depending on your floor there may actually be policies that state that you should transfer patients to critical care or intensive care units if they require titration on a Cardizem gtt. You should make sure that you are familiar with your … [Read more...] about How to Titrate a Cardizem Drip
Modern medicine really amazes me.When telemetry calls me and tells me my patient is in SVT, and I just stepped out of the room, my initial reaction is "Are you sure it's not artifact?". Which is a natural response, even though I know she wouldnt waste her breath and energy on calling me if she wasn't pretty darn sure there was a reason to. When I walk back in the room to assess the patient, she is fine, well, at least, she appears fine, asymptomatic and all. The pulse oximetry is reading her … [Read more...] about The Power of Cardizem and Being a Nurse
"If you need anything for pain, please let me know. Make sure you keep lying flat, and don't move your leg Sir. If there is anything you need, I'll be right outside." I said pleased with a successful, stress-free admission of a fresh Cardiac Patient with 2 stents. A young man with no health history, aside from being a frequent smoker, admitted for what he thought was stomach upset and indigestion has just has his world rocked, his life saved, and his heart opened by … [Read more...] about The Ballet of V-Fib: A Glimpse into the World of a Cardiac Critical Care Nurse