New job!! Any book recommendations?

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    Hello all!! I have accepted a spot in the Main PACU at my hospital and I start in April Does anyone have any reference book recommendations? (Preferably not a Core Curriculum book...)
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    What is your nursing background?
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    My background includes ICU and OR nursing. I purchased the Clinical Coach for Perioperative Nursing Care because it wasn't too expensive. I was looking into PeriAnesthesia Nursing: A Critical Care Approach by Drain, but its a little expensive to buy without recommendation...
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    Don't have any books specific to PACU, but I have this link for you:

    http://www.icufaqs.org/

    I have a book at work, but it focuses more on assisting with anaesthetics. Do you perhaps have a Theater Staff organization there? Here, we have SATS (South African Theater Staff) and they produce publications for perioperative education.
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    I have Drain's book...it is the PACU "Bible". The info in there is priceless. I've found things that anesthesia didn't even know about in it. But my advice is to wait until your feet are wet to look at ANY book. I've always been the type to buy a book/guide, etc. when starting a new job. I had an excellent preceptor once tell me, "PUT THE BOOKS AWAY and LISTEN, WATCH, TAKE NOTES!" Best advice I ever had. When I was a PACU nurse I learned all that I could from my coworkers then when I wanted to learn more, I referenced Drain. PACU is so much about instinct and using all of your senses. It's like no other nursing. I :heartbeat PACU and I miss it. In the OR now, but was able to relieve someone for break yesterday in PACU.
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    What's the name of your book, Snarky? I'd like to find out if it's available on the local market.
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    What's the name of your book, Snarky? I'd like to find out if it's available on the local market.
    It's the one mentioned above. PeriAnesthesia Nursing: A Critical Care Approach by Drain. Excellent resource.
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