PACU Nursing

PACU is where pre-op preparation and post-op recovery topics are located. Some topics recently discussed include parents/visitors in the pre-op/post-op areas, control of post-op nausea/vomiting and starting post-op orders. Comments/questions/solutions are always welcome.

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  1. I've hit the wall--suggestions?
    by wannabecnl Oct 23, '13
    7
    wannabecnl
  2. Surgical Nursing Student Question
    Moved by mission1234 Jan 21
  3. Interview for PRN Recovery position in PACU unit that only listed CPR as requirement?
    by Trueblood83 Mar 5, '13
    9
    emain86
  4. CHOA (Egleston) in Atlanta
    by uscgal09 Jan 10
    1
    quittaRN
  5. Tips for a new PACU RN
    by newrnltc Oct 4, '13
    4
    wannabecnl
  6. PACU hold times
    by Manatee111 Dec 31, '13
    5
    wannabecnl
  7. Pediatric post tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy
    by Isabelle49 Jan 10
    2
    Janey496
  8. Lap Chole Bundle
    by emain86 Nov 24, '13
    6
    emain86
  9. New to PACU
    by lacnola Dec 19, '13
    1
    macawake
  10. RN post op lap chole, 200mcg of Fentanyl, still severe pain!
    • Closed
    by CyndieRN2007 Dec 11, '13
    1
    Esme12
  11. PACU care of pts with substance use/abuse
    by wannabecnl Nov 30, '13
    3
    brownbook
  12. Propofol gtt in PACU?
    Poll by Syhuggins Oct 9, '13
    2
    azhiker96
  13. What is...
    by Curious-George Nov 19, '13
    2
    Curious-George
  14. What is...
    by Curious-George Nov 19, '13
  15. OR/PACU question
    by BelleMorteRN Oct 30, '13
    6
    BelleMorteRN
  16. Phase 2 nursing
    by sungrl01 Oct 24, '13
    1
    brownbook
  17. PACU Hours
    by ekoch16 Oct 16, '13
    2
    Rose_Queen
  18. PACU Staffing Ratios
    by planny Aug 5, '13
    4
    enuff
  19. Interested in transitioning to PACU
    by DuckieRNBSN Oct 10, '13
    1
    brownbook
  20. CAPA CERTIFICATION
    by annabanana843 Sep 4, '13
    1
    cakeboss
  21. preceptorship in pacu
    by cjdmomma Sep 6, '13
    3
    cjdmomma
  22. Considering a day surgery position
    by pamgr Dec 28, '12
    6
    kim hastings
  23. How do you triage in your PACU/ do breaks.
    by emain86 Aug 5, '13
    5
    emain86
  24. NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation) for PACU- necessary, helpful, waste of time?
    by SunshineRN32 Mar 12, '13
    6
    GHGoonette
  25. MAC anesthesia versed / propofol
    by ffliper27 Mar 1, '13
    12
    manusko
  26. Time to change specialties...
    by airwin.rnc Jul 31, '13
    2
    airwin.rnc
  27. Malignant hyperthermia education
    by Rose_Queen Jul 15, '13
    1
    Biffbradford
  28. Studying for CAPA/CPAN
    by mortimer Jun 10, '13
    4
    marisa115
  29. Techs on PACU???
    by SexyFloridaGirl Jun 3, '13
    6
    SexyFloridaGirl
  30. ECT PACU to PACU in hospital
    by Topaz7 Nov 14, '12
    7
    Topaz7
  31. typical day of a PACU nurse?
    by turnforthenurseRN Nov 1, '12
    8
    sbfairy
  32. CVICU/ICU to PACU
    by tk0224 May 17, '13
    2
    sbfairy
  33. Interested in PACU
    by MotivatedOne Jun 16, '13
    3
    sbfairy
  34. Plastic Surgery anyone?
    by yudenisrodriguez Jun 4, '13
    6
  35. Phase I/ Phase II recovery
    by boyzmomrn May 22, '13
    2
    boyzmomrn
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