This is a discussion on Calling PACU in PACU Nursing, part of Nursing Specialties ... Just curious if other hospitals require the OR nurse to call PACU to ask if they may bring the...
Just curious if other hospitals require the OR nurse to call PACU to ask if they may bring the patient from surgery to the PACU. I work in a hospital that implemented this about two years ago. It is very frustrating. Th MD and CRNA use two way radios to communicate. We use an electronic board to track patient flow through the peri operative area. Our OR nurses only have access to the wall phone in the room. I find it challenging to go over to the phone and make this required phone call during the most critical time of the surgical experience. Please share your thoughts on this practice and what your procedure is on bringing patients to PACU.
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