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. Opportunity at Oral Surgery clinic but iv skills rusty and no recovery experience
    by Trueblood83 Apr 1, '13
  2. OR nurse being used to recover pacu pt.
    by jabwrn Feb 14, '13
    5
    RN34TX
  3. Medicating PONV vs. watchful waiting
    by wannabecnl Nov 2, '12
    8
    xX Goose Xx
  4. ICU RN in need of less physically demanding unit, PACU?
    by SunshineRN32 Feb 11, '13
    18
    SunshineRN32
  5. Role of a PACU nurse?
    by born2circulateRN Jan 18, '13
    27
    wannabecnl
  6. Decadron in PACU
    by peaches88 Feb 22, '13
    2
    meandragonbrett
  7. Competency Based Orientation and Credentialing Program for the Registered Nurse in th
    by 9livesRN Dec 17, '12
    1
    RNJK09
  8. Question about PACU
    by TravelNewbie Feb 11, '13
    1
    meandragonbrett
  9. New Grad 1st Job in PACU
    by DNURSENSOCAL Sep 10, '12
    4
    JustinPACURN
  10. Cardioversions in PACU
    by staceyp413 Feb 4, '13
    2
    staceyp413
  11. working in PACU, and your OR team doesn't give a ***** about you
    by sonofthunder Nov 21, '12
    5
    akf100
  12. Whoops...left PACU and REALLY missing it!!!!
    by Sugamama Jan 25, '11
    5
    Roseyposey
  13. Calling PACU
    by CarolinaBSN2012 Jan 5, '13
    2
    meandragonbrett
  14. Med-surg to PACU transition
    by metfan Dec 3, '12
    1
    suckulator
  15. Advice on finding different PACU job
    by cpannurse Dec 2, '12
    1
    SueC56
  16. Certification
    by olderthandirt51 Jul 29, '12
    3
    SueC56
  17. Ideas on quirky, funny, or sweet PACU-related saying
    by Bellarara Nov 26, '12
    1
    solneeshka
  18. Too quiet to be a PACU nurse?
    by kath<3 Aug 29, '12
    9
    Topaz7
  19. PACU interview qustions?... please help~
    by choco901 Oct 22, '12
    2
    azhiker96
  20. Do your PACU RN's also staff your Pre-Op area?
    by boyzmomrn Sep 17, '12
    6
    wannabecnl
  21. Preceptorship in the PACU
    by Bellarara Oct 16, '12
    2
    Bellarara
  22. Check for Bowel Sounds?
    • Closed
    by All4Seasons Aug 16, '08
    7
    wannabecnl
  23. PACU and interventional radiology
    by jabwrn Oct 6, '12
    3
    brownbook
  24. Anyone ever heard of psychosis after propofol use?
    by tegadermatitis Sep 25, '12
    6
    tegadermatitis
  25. You might be a PACU nurse if...
    • Closed
    by mustanggirl Dec 18, '05
    56
  26. PACU to Floor Transport
    • Closed
    by Veetzy Jun 26, '00
    7
  27. Am I Being Unrealistic?
    • Closed
    by pcbnurse Mar 11, '09
    9
  28. what is the difference between the PACU and the post operative care unit?
    by cowgurl89 Jun 10, '11
    11
  29. What is it like being a Pre-op nurse?
    by Lael Jul 20, '12
    5
  30. Survey to help new grad
    by TheGirl07 Jul 10, '12
    1
  31. PACU RN's- what is your visitor policy?
    • Closed
    by RN34TX Aug 5, '06
    29
  32. pain level of 10 but sleeping
    • Closed
    by 1996RN Dec 20, '08
    12
  33. Which comes first:  PACU or ICU?
    by wannabecnl Jul 23, '10
    17
    wannabecnl
  34. Average recovery times?
    by luckynurse_1234 Aug 11, '12
    10
  35. What questions to expect on an interview for Pacu or preop nursing.
    by hlhulse Aug 21, '12
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