Just wondering how many consecutive hours PACU nurses (scheduled, on-call, or combination) are required to work in a 24 hour period before the hospital must allow you sleep time. Also, if this happens, how is calling in another nurse handled? Are there backup on call nurses, or does ICU handle the recoveries? Also, after working, how much sleep time is the hospital required to give you? Another question is, how are non-emergent cases handled after hours(if your PACU works only on-call at night?) Are they doing only emergent surgeries? And how closely do they monitor the surgeon's "emergent" cases off shift? Just wondering, as some new issues are arising in our PACU...Hope you can help...thanks!