For all you PACU nurses please give me your input on this situation. Should patients be recovered in an ICU by nurses who have never been oriented to PACU nursing. A battle is being waged at my place of work as my colleagues and I refuse to recover patients in the ICU as we have no training in PACU nursing. Last week a patient was brought to the ICU intubated, unrecovered, with a systolic of 217. The ICU nurse refused to take report, and before you knew what was happening all the big chiefs were on the floor, and the argument ensued. Come to find out, our boss agreed to this new policy with the head of anesthesia, without notifying the ICU staff. The only problem they are having is that we refuse to take these patients, owing to the fact that patient safety is compromised, as we are not PACU nurses. Our ICU is not an open plan. Every patient has their own room, and the unit is massive. Our ratio is 2:1, and sometimes 3:1. We would not be able to stay in the room continuously with the unrecovered patient. What are your feelings on this issue. I have printed the standards of care for PACU nursing which I obtained from the ASPAN website for my boss. I will be giving this to him in the morning.