Cardiac Nurses – START HERE
If you’re about to start cardiac clinicals or just landed a staff nurse job on a cardiology floor or intensive care unit, we’ve got you covered with what you’ll need to know the right questions to ask and what to expect so that you can lean into authentic learning immediately.
While your textbooks from nursing school and preceptor are what are supposed to be what prepares you, here at FreshRN we know that’s not reality. You passed your cardiac exams months (or years) ago. Your hospital will assume you remember all of that cardiac nursing knowledge and will focus on training you what to do, not why you’re doing it.
Also, add in the natural urge to want to look smart and capable as the new kid on the block. Out of an understandable desire to save face, we don’t ask important questions. Because of these factors, crucial information are glossed over.
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While a lot of resources out there are are not practical and written for the perfect-world situation, or contain so much detail that it’s impossible to know what will actually move the needle, here at FreshRN we know that succeeding as a bedside cardiac nurse depends on identifying those gaps and being intentional about filling them. But – you’re new! How can you know what the gaps are? That’s where we come in. We’ll tell you what you need to know at home so that when you get to work, you’ll be ready
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Tips for Cardiac Nurse Assessment
Here are some pre- during- and post-cardiac nurse assessment tips from an RN to help you navigate full body assessments…
Cardiac Nursing For Beginners
This is everything you need to know when you are a new cardiac nurse. This cardiac nursing for beginners will…
Cardiac Nurse – A Typical Day
Cardiac nursing is very rewarding. Just when you think you’ve got it figured out, you’ll find something new. Let’s look…
Top Tips for a New Cardiac Nurse
Get to know these valuable and helpful tips for the new cardiac nurse from an experienced nurse who’s been there….
Atrial Fibrillation Tips for Nurses: How to Talk to Your
When your patient flips into atrial fibrillation suddenly, it can be a bit intimidating. These atrial fibrillation tips for nurses are…
5-Lead ECG Interpretation (Electrocardiogram) Tips for Nurses
… this is tough, it takes some time to understand what you need to know for your specific role. Naturally,…
How to Become a Cardiac Nurse
Cardiac nurses are in high demand. There are many educational requirements to become a cardiac nurse. Let’s look at how…
What is Telemetry and Telemetry Lead Placement?
Telemetry nursing is a very specific and advanced field of nursing. Learn all about telemetry, telemetry lead placement, and what…
Cardiac Assessment – What Nurses Need To Know
Cardiac nurses use assessment skills as they work directly with patients. This is what you need to know when you…
How to Get Your Cardiac Nurse Certification (CSC)
The Cardiac Nurse Certification is for nurses caring for critically ill adult cardiac surgery patients. Learn how to get your…
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- 5-Lead ECG Interpretation Tips for Nurses
- Atrial Fibrillation Tips for Nurses: How to Talk to Your Patient
- Cardiac Assessment – What Nurses Need to Know
- Cardiac Nursing for Beginners
- Cardiac Nurse – A Typical Day
- How to Become a Cardiac Nurse
- Nursing Management of Atrial Fibrillation
- Nursing Tips for Heparin and Coumadin – Lab Monitoring
- Tips for Cardiac Nurse Assessment
- Top Tips for a New Cardiac Nurse
- What is Telemetry and Telemetry Lead Placement?