Progressive Care Unit - PCU RN - TravelNurse
Company: Travel Nurse Across America
Posted on: September 11, 2023
We're looking for Progressive Care Unit RNs for an immediate
travel nurse opening in Lorain, OH. The right RN should have 1-2
years recent acute care experience. Read below for more
requirements. As a PCU Travel Nurse, you will care for patients who
require close monitoring and frequent assessment, but aren't
unstable enough to need ICU care. Progressive Care Unit RNs will
utilize computer equipment to monitor cardiac and other vital
information, detecting any changes and thereby enabling
intervention of life-threatening or emergency situations. Close
observation is necessary as many PCU patients receive a significant
amount of complex medications, sometimes through an intravenous
line that may need to be adjusted or titrated. The PCU RN is
sometimes also called a step-down nurse, and the PCU is also known
as cardiac stepdown, medical stepdown, neuro stepdown, surgical
stepdown and ER holding. As a PCU Travel Nurse, you should be
prepared to perform the following tasks:
- Provide basic bedside care; stabilize critical cardiac
- Change dressings, insert catheters and start IVs.
- Prepare, administer and record prescribed medication, reporting
any adverse reactions to treatment.
- Monitor and adjust specialized equipment used on patients, and
interpret and record electronic displays.
- Initiate corrective action whenever information from monitoring
equipment shows adverse symptomatology. PCU Travel Nurses should be
able to stand and walk for long periods of time, as well as bend,
lean and stoop without difficulty. RNs should be able to easily
lift 20 pounds. Moving or lifting of patients may require lifting
of up to 50 pounds at times. Because of the fast-paced environment,
Progressive Care Unit RNs must possess good skills for coping with
stress and be able to relate to people of all ages and backgrounds.
Requirements : , 2 Years Additional certifications may be required
before beginning an assignment.
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