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. Calling PACU
    by CarolinaBSN2012 Jan 5, '13
    2
    meandragonbrett
  2. Med-surg to PACU transition
    by metfan Dec 3, '12
    1
    suckulator
  3. Advice on finding different PACU job
    by cpannurse Dec 2, '12
    1
    SueC56
  4. Certification
    by olderthandirt51 Jul 29, '12
    3
    SueC56
  5. Ideas on quirky, funny, or sweet PACU-related saying
    by Bellarara Nov 26, '12
    1
    solneeshka
  6. Too quiet to be a PACU nurse?
    by kath<3 Aug 29, '12
    9
    Topaz7
  7. PACU interview qustions?... please help~
    by choco901 Oct 22, '12
    2
    azhiker96
  8. Do your PACU RN's also staff your Pre-Op area?
    by boyzmomrn Sep 17, '12
    6
    wannabecnl
  9. Preceptorship in the PACU
    by Bellarara Oct 16, '12
    2
    Bellarara
  10. Check for Bowel Sounds?
    • Closed
    by All4Seasons Aug 16, '08
    7
    wannabecnl
  11. PACU and interventional radiology
    by jabwrn Oct 6, '12
    3
    brownbook
  12. Anyone ever heard of psychosis after propofol use?
    by tegadermatitis Sep 25, '12
    6
    tegadermatitis
  13. You might be a PACU nurse if...
    • Closed
    by mustanggirl Dec 18, '05
    56
  14. PACU to Floor Transport
    • Closed
    by Veetzy Jun 26, '00
    7
  15. Am I Being Unrealistic?
    • Closed
    by pcbnurse Mar 11, '09
    9
  16. what is the difference between the PACU and the post operative care unit?
    by cowgurl89 Jun 10, '11
    11
  17. What is it like being a Pre-op nurse?
    by Lael Jul 20, '12
    5
  18. Survey to help new grad
    by TheGirl07 Jul 10, '12
    1
  19. PACU RN's- what is your visitor policy?
    • Closed
    by RN34TX Aug 5, '06
    29
  20. pain level of 10 but sleeping
    • Closed
    by 1996RN Dec 20, '08
    12
  21. Which comes first:  PACU or ICU?
    by wannabecnl Jul 23, '10
    17
    wannabecnl
  22. Average recovery times?
    by luckynurse_1234 Aug 11, '12
    10
  23. What questions to expect on an interview for Pacu or preop nursing.
    by hlhulse Aug 21, '12
  24. In-service for PACU nurses?
    by XIGRIS Jul 30, '12
    3
    GHGoonette
  25. PACU nursing handbook by Debbie Lacheur
    by bejujube Aug 15, '12
  26. Circulators recovering
    by nrsman1 Feb 9, '11
    13
    ShannonRN2010
  27. PACU/OR nurse issues
    by Trishjlb Feb 15, '10
    13
    lockheart678
  28. PREOP Meds
    by janpacs Oct 20, '11
    7
    sukiathome
  29. Making a change
    by RN1982 Aug 3, '12
    1
    PACUnurse57
  30. Help making a decision
    by NurseinNewYork75 Jul 19, '12
    1
  31. getting foot in the door
    by overtonis Jul 9, '12
    1
    Brewer,RN
  32. New nurse grad advice
    by vickycasrn Jul 2, '12
    1
    Candyn
  33. Endoscopy position taken but asked to interview for PACU....thoughts?
    by klaRN01 Jun 25, '12
    2
    brandyo123
  34. Mixing Pre-ops and post-ops together in PACU
    • Closed
    by Cschroy1 Aug 19, '09
    3
    Dontaskanurse
  35. What other specialties can I go into with PACU experience?
    by newgraduatecali Jun 18, '12
    1
    brownbook
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