Also, good to get ACLS certified if not already.
I recommend this book, it is GREAT! "Post Anesthesia Care Nursing" by Kim Litwack. Read the whole book, it has everything you could ever want to know. Also, some of those little pocket guides may help for the drugs, I think one company even makes one for critical care. Help me out someone, what is the name of that company? My little pocket/guide w/ calculator is downstairs in my work bag!
OK Sharann, I checked my bag, and it's the Checkmate Brand, and I meant to say they also have a PACU style too. I got the pacu guides to add to mt Critical care style, and I love it. Has the chart with all the dermatomes, etc... I don't have the number, but check it out hereCheckmate
. Hope that helps! Enjoy PACU nursing. I loved it, but I couldn't do the M-F schedule with my kids in school, had to go back to weekends. It is my favorite area of hospital nursing!