PCU RNs - also known as Stepdown Nurses or Progressive Care Unit Nurses - has a primary responsibility to provide safe and effective nursing care for the patients. PCU RNs bridge the gap between ICU and Telemetry. They typically care for patients coming out of ICU or who have chronic health concerns requiring continuous monitoring who are at a higher acuity level than Tele. PCU nurses use different types of technology to monitor patients’ blood pressure, blood oxygen saturation, breathing patterns, and heart activity, among other things. They also record and interpret the data from the monitors and use it to assess a patient’s rate of recovery.
Travel nursing can be an exciting and rewarding career, especially for those who are excited about experiencing new places and meeting new people. There are many benefits to working as a pcu travel nurse, such as an increased income, professional development opportunities, and gaining experience in areas outside of your own geographic region.
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