PACU Inservice Ideas?

  1. Need ideas for an inservice to a PACU and OR audience...

    I am in a BSN program and graduating in May. I am doing my final rotation in PACU, and I have to present an inservice - any ideas on new and relevant topics that would interest this group? I will be continuing on in the OR after graduation. Thx!!
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  3. by   mwbeah
    Malignant Hyperthermia is always a nice review, with alot of info available on the net and in text.

    Mike
  4. by   dknunges
    Quote from KristinWW
    Need ideas for an inservice to a PACU and OR audience...

    I am in a BSN program and graduating in May. I am doing my final rotation in PACU, and I have to present an inservice - any ideas on new and relevant topics that would interest this group? I will be continuing on in the OR after graduation. Thx!!
    How about Safety in the OR. This could include the not so recent change (Took effect April 17, 2001) in the law that requires all health care works to use safety devices to prevent needlestick and other sharps related injuries. It is unbeleivable the number of clinicians that are unaware of the changes in the law.....
  5. by   nurselily3
    does your hospital have a "time out" policy to check correct patient, site, operation etc?
  6. by   LPN34
    ...the special needs of the pediatric patient? Also include guidelines for charting on this type of patient.
  7. by   NancyBug
    You would be doing the patients of many patients if you could have the nurses LISTEN to the noise THEY create in the area they are practicing!! As a PACU nurse in a large hospital, I am still stunned that many of the RN's I work with seem to think that because the patients are post anesthesia and sleepy, they are deaf......................I know I am a quiet person but the volume of our PACU is just overwhelming some days and I have not just gone through the trauma of surgery!! AND the topics are also quetionable. I work with wonderful, kind and compassionate nurses but many seem to think if they are not the caregiver of the patient then what they say and how loud it is said does not impact my patient.







    Quote from KristinWW
    Need ideas for an inservice to a PACU and OR audience...

    I am in a BSN program and graduating in May. I am doing my final rotation in PACU, and I have to present an inservice - any ideas on new and relevant topics that would interest this group? I will be continuing on in the OR after graduation. Thx!!
  8. by   lyallch
    Anaphylaxis, Difficult intubation, laryngospasm, bronchospasm, pain management..are some that come to mind.
  9. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Reversal agents, when and when not to use them is also a good one.
  10. by   Mayotski
    Quote from NancyBug
    You would be doing the patients of many patients if you could have the nurses LISTEN to the noise THEY create in the area they are practicing!! As a PACU nurse in a large hospital, I am still stunned that many of the RN's I work with seem to think that because the patients are post anesthesia and sleepy, they are deaf......................I know I am a quiet person but the volume of our PACU is just overwhelming some days and I have not just gone through the trauma of surgery!! AND the topics are also quetionable. I work with wonderful, kind and compassionate nurses but many seem to think if they are not the caregiver of the patient then what they say and how loud it is said does not impact my patient.
    Oh, that's also one of my concerns in the area. My co-ctaffs are very nice people but sometimes they can get really loud that it sometimes turns me off.

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