Recovering ECT patients is going to be very different than working in a PACU in a hospital setting. Things you will see include: etts, nurse driven extubation, ventilators, a-lines, swan-ganz, periph nerve block catheters, continuous bladder irrigations, epidural and intrathecal medications.
Typical drugs you'll see: Phenylephrine, dopamine, nitroglycerine, nipride, Albumin, Hespan, metoprolol, labetalol, hydralazine, morphine, fentanyl, demerol, dilaudid, lasix, albuterol, racemic epi, narcan, neostigmine, robinul, succinylcholine, rocuronium, propofol, remifentanyl, versed, etc.
Inpatient pacu usually involves nurses extubating patients and pulling LMAs (depending on facility), ventilators, frequent hypotension and hypertension that require drips, transfusion of blood products, etc.
Inpatient PACUs are often like short-stay ICUs!