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Featured Nursing Jobs:
Wednesday the 26th of April, 2017

Pahrump, NV
M/S, 12hr, Days and Nights

Weaverville, CA
ER, 12hr, Days and Nights

Monroe, WA
Any area, 12hr, Days and Nights

Hanford, CA
Any area, 12hr, Days and Nights

Barstow, CA
Any area, 12hr, Days and Nights

Lancaster, CA
Any area, 12hr, Days and Nights

Multi-Cities, IL
Any area, 12hr, Days and Nights

Orange County, CA
Any area, 12hr, Days and Nights

Southern CA, CA
Any area, 12hr, Days and Nights

Southern CA, CA
Post Partum, 12hr, Days

Inland Empire, CA
OR, 8hr, Days

Southern CA, CA
L/D, 12hr, Nights

Los Angeles, CA
NICU, 12hr, Days

Southern CA, CA
Emergency Department, 12hr, Nights

Los Angeles, CA
ICU, 12hr, Nights

Inland Empire, CA
Any area, 12hr, Nights

NURSING TERMINOLOGY & ABBREVIATIONS

 

List of Certification Requirements for Each Specialty

ICU/CCU: Intensive Care Unit, Critical, Cardiac or Coronary Care Unit

  • BLS
  • ACLS - Basic Arrhythmia Course
  • CCRN - Not necessary but good to have

Pediatrics:

  • BLS
  • PALS - Not necessary but good to have

Labor and Delivery:

  • Fetal Heart Certificate
  • NALS - Not necessary but good to have
  • ACLS - Not necessary but good to have

NICU: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit:

  • NALS or NRP

ER: Emergency Room:

  • BLS
  • ACLS
  • PALS
  • Violent behavior management course a plus to complete

Tele: Cardio Monitoring Unit:

  • BLS
  • ACLS - Not necessary but good to have
  • Basic Arrhythmia Certificate or knowledge

Definition of Certifications:

  • ACLS - Advance Cardiac Life Support
  • BLS - Basic Life Support
  • CCRN - Critical Care Registered Nurse
  • NALS - Neonatal Advance Life Support
  • NRP - Neonatal Resuscitation Program
  • PALS - Pediatric Advance Life Support

Commonly Used Abbreviations:

  • RN Registered Nurse
  • LPN Licensed Practitioner Nurse
  • LVN Licensed Vocational Nurse
  • CNA Certified Nurse Aide

Basic Unit Definitions:

  • ICU Intensive Care Unit
  • CCU Critical Care Unit, Cardiac Care Unit, Coronary Care Unit
  • SICU Surgical Intensive Care Unit
  • MICU Medical Intensive Care Unit
  • TELE Cardio Monitoring Unit (next level of care after ICU)
  • STEP DOWN Step Down Unit (next level of care after ICU)
  • DOU Direct Observation Unit (next level of care after ICU)
  • PCU Progressive Care Unit (next level of care after ICU)
  • MED/SURG Medical/Surgical Unit
  • ER Emergency Room
  • L&D Labor & Delivery
  • NICU Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (level 1,2, &3)
  • PEDS Pediatrics
  • PICU Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • POST PARTUM Mother/Baby care (after delivery)
  • OB Obstetrics
  • ANGIO Cardiac Surgical Unit
  • OR Operating Room
  • PACU Post Anesthesia Care Unit (recovery room)
  • ORTHO Orthopedics
  • PSYCH Psychiatric Unit
  • SNF Skilled Nursing Facility (long term Care facility) pronounced, "sniff"
  • SUB ACUTE Long-term care facility requiring more advanced care than SNF but not as acute care as a hospital

 

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ReadyLink's Hot Nursing JobsTRAVEL
Featured Nursing Jobs:
Wednesday the 26th of April, 2017

Emporia, KS
ER, 12hr, Days and Nights

Central CT, CT
Peds, 12hr, Days and Nights

Multi-Cities, MA
Any area, 12hr, Days and Nights

St. Petersburg, FL
M/S, 12hr, Days and Nights

St Petersburg, FL
CCU, 12hr, Days and Nights

Peoria, IL
M/S, 12hr, Nights

Peoria, IL
ICU, 12hr, Nights

Lancaster, CA
NICU, 12hr, Days and Nights

Fairbanks, AK
PACU, 10hr, Days

Mesa, AZ
Peds, 12hr, Days and Nights

Hartford, CT
PICU, 12hr, Rotating

Los Angeles, CA
L/D, 12hr, Days and Nights

Springfield, MA
OR, 8hr, Days

Odessa, TX
NICU, 12hr, Nights

Imperial County, CA
Emergency Department, 12hr, Days and Nights