… this is tough, it takes some time to understand what you need to know for your specific role. Naturally, a cardiac acute care nurse will deal with this much more than someone who works inpatient rehab, orthopedics, or on another non-cardiac unit. But just becasue you don’t deal with 5-Lead ECG Interpretation on a daily basis, doesn’t mean it isn’t helpful knowledge.
Cardiac nurses use assessment skills as they work directly with patients. This is what you need to know when you assess a cardiac patient.
Get to know these valuable and helpful tips for the new cardiac nurse from an experienced nurse who’s been there.
Cardiac nursing is very rewarding. Just when you think you’ve got it figured out, you’ll find something new. Let’s look at a Cardiac Nurse typical day.