Telemetry Nurses specialize in monitoring, reading and recording the outputs of an electrocardiogram which converts the heart’s electrical impulses into a visible and readable rhythm. They are trained to detect harmful changes in these readable rhythms and notify the doctor on duty. They also monitor essential signs such as oxygen level and blood pressure. If an irregular heart impulse is noticed, telemetry nurses may help with some procedures such as treatments for cardiac and cardiovascular emergencies. They are also required to have an advanced medical knowledge and interpersonal skills, such as those learned in an RN to BSN program.
They are also responsible for the following duties.
Job Skills & Qualifications
Bachelor's or Associate's degree in nursing
Current RN licensed to the current standards of the state
Minimum 1 year RN experience