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The category of Telemetry or Cardiac Monitoring covers the role and responsibilities of the medical-surgical nurse in caring for the patient with cardiac telemetry monitoring. These patients require this monitoring and may need intravenous therapy drips, arterial lines, and central venous pressure lines. Special training allows nurses on a medical-surgical unit to interpret patient cardiac rhythms.
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Answer: There is very little in the literature that specifies where certain medications can be administered, only hospital specific guidelines. Our recommendation is that your hospital use an interprofessional team to develop a guideline for the administration of these medications.
Answer: Many units use monitor technicians because they want continuous patient monitoring and, in some cases, to interpret strips...
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