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