PACU Nursing

PACU is where pre-op preparation and post-op recovery topics are located. Some topics recently discussed include parents/visitors in the pre-op/post-op areas, control of post-op nausea/vomiting and starting post-op orders. Comments/questions/solutions are always welcome.

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  1. Specialty Switch ICU V. PACU
    Poll by CBRADRN Mar 22
    2
    L&DWannaB
  2. What's the weirdest cardiac rhythm you've seen in the PACU?
    by wannabecnl Apr 10, '13
    8
  3. Is PACU (recovery room?) good door to OR?
    by tarotale Apr 9
    4
    tarotale
  4. Soon to be  New grad
    by JerseyGirl2010 Feb 23
    6
    SailorWifey
  5. How many codes happen in a PACU?
    by Maddy_Rose Mar 16
    6
    RnTx09
  6. wasting of narcs in pacu
    by Jaesim Mar 22
    4
    MunoRN
  7. CPAN Exam
    by casey0405 Mar 20
  8. Plastic Cases-IV Fluids
    by kngl Mar 4
    5
    brownbook
  9. Defining the Criteria for PACU lengths of Stay
    by dantespikiks Feb 7
    2
    dantespikiks
  10. Too Much On Call?
    by emain86 Feb 12
  11. New PACU NURSE
    by aramis2121 Jan 31
    2
    aramis2121
  12. Brand new world! Nicu to Pacu!
    by cassidyhodgkins Jan 31
    3
    brownbook
  13. Just took the CPAN and passed. Ask me anything.
    by muenbuty Nov 25, '13
    2
    spitfire99
  14. I've hit the wall--suggestions?
    by wannabecnl Oct 23, '13
    7
    wannabecnl
  15. Surgical Nursing Student Question
    Moved by mission1234 Jan 21
  16. Interview for PRN Recovery position in PACU unit that only listed CPR as requirement?
    by Trueblood83 Mar 5, '13
    9
    emain86
  17. PACU Call Coverage
    by 1PACURN Jul 23, '12
    7
    emain86
  18. CHOA (Egleston) in Atlanta
    by uscgal09 Jan 10
    1
    quittaRN
  19. Tips for a new PACU RN
    by newrnltc Oct 4, '13
    4
    wannabecnl
  20. PACU hold times
    by Manatee111 Dec 31, '13
    5
    wannabecnl
  21. Leaving the ED for the PACU
    by jrw002 Jan 5
    2
    emain86
  22. Pediatric post tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy
    by Isabelle49 Jan 10
    2
    Janey496
  23. Lap Chole Bundle
    by emain86 Nov 24, '13
    6
    emain86
  24. New to PACU
    by lacnola Dec 19, '13
    1
    macawake
  25. RN post op lap chole, 200mcg of Fentanyl, still severe pain!
    • Closed
    by CyndieRN2007 Dec 11, '13
    1
    Esme12
  26. PACU care of pts with substance use/abuse
    by wannabecnl Nov 30, '13
    3
    brownbook
  27. Propofol gtt in PACU?
    Poll by Syhuggins Oct 9, '13
    2
    azhiker96
  28. What is...
    by Curious-George Nov 19, '13
    2
    Curious-George
  29. What is...
    by Curious-George Nov 19, '13
  30. OR/PACU question
    by BelleMorteRN Oct 30, '13
    6
    BelleMorteRN
  31. Phase 2 nursing
    by sungrl01 Oct 24, '13
    1
    brownbook
  32. PACU Hours
    by ekoch16 Oct 16, '13
    2
    Rose_Queen
  33. PACU Staffing Ratios
    by planny Aug 5, '13
    4
    enuff
  34. Interested in transitioning to PACU
    by DuckieRNBSN Oct 10, '13
    1
    brownbook
  35. CAPA CERTIFICATION
    by annabanana843 Sep 4, '13
    1
    cakeboss
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