New Grad 1st Job in PACU

  1. I was hired as a PACU nurse is there any videos, books or even a class you would recommend a new Grad that is working in PACU ? Thanks
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  3. by   mr cooper
    I am curious, what part of the country do you live in if you happen to live in the USA?
  4. by   elbasurito
    Cecil Dains's book on PeriAnesthesia Nursing may be a good resource. Check out the ASPAN website too because they set the standard of care for this practice. Learn a lot from your senior nurses.
  5. by   firemantoddswife
    Similar situation, hired as new nurse into PACU. Thankfully I had a very structured orientation program that lasted > 4 months. That said, if I was to look on my own, it would have been critical care resources.

    Hope this helps.
  6. by   JustinPACURN
    I was a new grad straight into PACU. My orientation was 6 months. I've been there 3 years now and the best advise I can give is to observe well and ask lots of questions. Don't be embarrassed I have learned so much from our anesthesiologist and CRNAs.