Hello everyone. I have been an ICU nurse for 6.5 years. For the last year I have been feeling the need for change, and am interested in PACU nursing. I have an interview at a surgical hospital next week for a PACU position. The hospital specializes in orthopedic surgeries. I would like to hear from other nurses about the transition from ICU to PACU nursing. I am afraid that if I leave the ICU, I will miss it. I am somewhat of an adrenaline junkie. I imagine there are not a lot of exciting crashing patients in a low level surgical hospital, although all PACU patients are considered unstable during recovery. I went into the ICU as a graduate nurse so it is the only area that I have experience with. I understand that the PACU is a nice transition for "ICU burnout."
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.