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. ICU RN in need of less physically demanding unit, PACU?
    by SunshineRN32 Feb 11, '13
    18
    SunshineRN32
  2. Role of a PACU nurse?
    by born2circulateRN Jan 18, '13
    27
    wannabecnl
  3. Decadron in PACU
    by peaches88 Feb 22, '13
    2
    meandragonbrett
  4. Competency Based Orientation and Credentialing Program for the Registered Nurse in th
    by 9livesRN Dec 17, '12
    1
    RNJK09
  5. Question about PACU
    by TravelNewbie Feb 11, '13
    1
    meandragonbrett
  6. New Grad 1st Job in PACU
    by DNURSENSOCAL Sep 10, '12
    4
    JustinPACURN
  7. Cardioversions in PACU
    by staceyp413 Feb 4, '13
    2
    staceyp413
  8. working in PACU, and your OR team doesn't give a ***** about you
    by sonofthunder Nov 21, '12
    5
    akf100
  9. Whoops...left PACU and REALLY missing it!!!!
    by Sugamama Jan 25, '11
    5
    Roseyposey
  10. Calling PACU
    by CarolinaBSN2012 Jan 5, '13
    2
    meandragonbrett
  11. Med-surg to PACU transition
    by metfan Dec 3, '12
    1
    suckulator
  12. Advice on finding different PACU job
    by cpannurse Dec 2, '12
    1
    SueC56
  13. Certification
    by olderthandirt51 Jul 29, '12
    3
    SueC56
  14. Ideas on quirky, funny, or sweet PACU-related saying
    by Bellarara Nov 26, '12
    1
    solneeshka
  15. Too quiet to be a PACU nurse?
    by kath<3 Aug 29, '12
    9
    Topaz7
  16. PACU interview qustions?... please help~
    by choco901 Oct 22, '12
    2
    azhiker96
  17. Do your PACU RN's also staff your Pre-Op area?
    by boyzmomrn Sep 17, '12
    6
    wannabecnl
  18. Preceptorship in the PACU
    by Bellarara Oct 16, '12
    2
    Bellarara
  19. Check for Bowel Sounds?
    • Closed
    by All4Seasons Aug 16, '08
    7
    wannabecnl
  20. PACU and interventional radiology
    by jabwrn Oct 6, '12
    3
    brownbook
  21. Anyone ever heard of psychosis after propofol use?
    by tegadermatitis Sep 25, '12
    6
    tegadermatitis
  22. You might be a PACU nurse if...
    • Closed
    by mustanggirl Dec 18, '05
    56
  23. PACU to Floor Transport
    • Closed
    by Veetzy Jun 26, '00
    7
  24. Am I Being Unrealistic?
    • Closed
    by pcbnurse Mar 11, '09
    9
  25. what is the difference between the PACU and the post operative care unit?
    by cowgurl89 Jun 10, '11
    11
  26. What is it like being a Pre-op nurse?
    by Lael Jul 20, '12
    5
  27. Survey to help new grad
    by TheGirl07 Jul 10, '12
    1
  28. PACU RN's- what is your visitor policy?
    • Closed
    by RN34TX Aug 5, '06
    29
  29. pain level of 10 but sleeping
    • Closed
    by 1996RN Dec 20, '08
    12
  30. Which comes first:  PACU or ICU?
    by wannabecnl Jul 23, '10
    17
    wannabecnl
  31. Average recovery times?
    by luckynurse_1234 Aug 11, '12
    10
  32. What questions to expect on an interview for Pacu or preop nursing.
    by hlhulse Aug 21, '12
  33. In-service for PACU nurses?
    by XIGRIS Jul 30, '12
    3
    GHGoonette
  34. PACU nursing handbook by Debbie Lacheur
    by bejujube Aug 15, '12
  35. Circulators recovering
    by nrsman1 Feb 9, '11
    13
    ShannonRN2010
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