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. Operating room nurse wants to become a Pacu nurse
    by Amagoo Apr 2, '13
    2
    RNSOCAL
  2. What meds would this PACU test cover?
    by BluegrassRN May 20, '13
    4
    GHGoonette
  3. PICU to perianesthesia
    by adgarner1 May 17, '13
    2
    adgarner1
  4. Step Down to PACU
    by danigold May 19, '13
  5. PACU preceptorship at a women's hospital
    by Menelope Apr 28, '13
  6. Mixing pacu phase 1 & 2 pts
    by stella~ Apr 4, '13
    7
    Syhuggins
  7. Post op recovery of regional C-section
    by planny Mar 22, '13
    2
    GHGoonette
  8. Policy on length of stay in the PACU
    by dantespikiks Nov 22, '12
    4
    PACURN1956
  9. Opportunity at Oral Surgery clinic but iv skills rusty and no recovery experience
    by Trueblood83 Apr 1, '13
  10. OR nurse being used to recover pacu pt.
    by jabwrn Feb 14, '13
    5
    RN34TX
  11. Medicating PONV vs. watchful waiting
    by wannabecnl Nov 2, '12
    8
    xX Goose Xx
  12. ICU RN in need of less physically demanding unit, PACU?
    by SunshineRN32 Feb 11, '13
    18
    SunshineRN32
  13. Role of a PACU nurse?
    by born2circulateRN Jan 18, '13
    27
    wannabecnl
  14. Decadron in PACU
    by peaches88 Feb 22, '13
    2
    meandragonbrett
  15. Competency Based Orientation and Credentialing Program for the Registered Nurse in th
    by 9livesRN Dec 17, '12
    1
    RNJK09
  16. Question about PACU
    by TravelNewbie Feb 11, '13
    1
    meandragonbrett
  17. New Grad 1st Job in PACU
    by DNURSENSOCAL Sep 10, '12
    4
    JustinPACURN
  18. Cardioversions in PACU
    by staceyp413 Feb 4, '13
    2
    staceyp413
  19. working in PACU, and your OR team doesn't give a ***** about you
    by sonofthunder Nov 21, '12
    5
    akf100
  20. Whoops...left PACU and REALLY missing it!!!!
    by Sugamama Jan 25, '11
    5
    Roseyposey
  21. Calling PACU
    by CarolinaBSN2012 Jan 5, '13
    2
    meandragonbrett
  22. Med-surg to PACU transition
    by metfan Dec 3, '12
    1
    suckulator
  23. Advice on finding different PACU job
    by cpannurse Dec 2, '12
    1
    SueC56
  24. Certification
    by olderthandirt51 Jul 29, '12
    3
    SueC56
  25. Ideas on quirky, funny, or sweet PACU-related saying
    by Bellarara Nov 26, '12
    1
    solneeshka
  26. Too quiet to be a PACU nurse?
    by kath<3 Aug 29, '12
    9
    Topaz7
  27. PACU interview qustions?... please help~
    by choco901 Oct 22, '12
    2
    azhiker96
  28. Do your PACU RN's also staff your Pre-Op area?
    by boyzmomrn Sep 17, '12
    6
    wannabecnl
  29. Preceptorship in the PACU
    by Bellarara Oct 16, '12
    2
    Bellarara
  30. Check for Bowel Sounds?
    • Closed
    by All4Seasons Aug 16, '08
    7
    wannabecnl
  31. PACU and interventional radiology
    by jabwrn Oct 6, '12
    3
    brownbook
  32. Anyone ever heard of psychosis after propofol use?
    by tegadermatitis Sep 25, '12
    6
    tegadermatitis
  33. You might be a PACU nurse if...
    • Closed
    by mustanggirl Dec 18, '05
    56
  34. PACU to Floor Transport
    • Closed
    by Veetzy Jun 26, '00
    7
  35. Am I Being Unrealistic?
    • Closed
    by pcbnurse Mar 11, '09
    9
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