Our hospital is mandating that the PACU nurse on call will be called in if there are overflow house patients due to a shortage of empty beds. (mainly at night). The patients would be staying in PACU until a bed was available. And it would be just the one RN--no one would be sitting with her. Are there other PACU's doing this? If so, how are you handling it? We are not happy about this, especially the part about being alone. Some of these patients could be on telemetry.