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. PACU preceptorship at a women's hospital
    by Menelope Apr 28, '13
  2. Mixing pacu phase 1 & 2 pts
    by stella~ Apr 4, '13
    7
    Syhuggins
  3. Post op recovery of regional C-section
    by planny Mar 22, '13
    2
    GHGoonette
  4. Policy on length of stay in the PACU
    by dantespikiks Nov 22, '12
    4
    PACURN1956
  5. Opportunity at Oral Surgery clinic but iv skills rusty and no recovery experience
    by Trueblood83 Apr 1, '13
  6. OR nurse being used to recover pacu pt.
    by jabwrn Feb 14, '13
    5
    RN34TX
  7. Medicating PONV vs. watchful waiting
    by wannabecnl Nov 2, '12
    8
    xX Goose Xx
  8. ICU RN in need of less physically demanding unit, PACU?
    by SunshineRN32 Feb 11, '13
    18
    SunshineRN32
  9. Role of a PACU nurse?
    by born2circulateRN Jan 18, '13
    27
    wannabecnl
  10. Decadron in PACU
    by peaches88 Feb 22, '13
    2
    meandragonbrett
  11. Competency Based Orientation and Credentialing Program for the Registered Nurse in th
    by 9livesRN Dec 17, '12
    1
    RNJK09
  12. Question about PACU
    by TravelNewbie Feb 11, '13
    1
    meandragonbrett
  13. New Grad 1st Job in PACU
    by DNURSENSOCAL Sep 10, '12
    4
    JustinPACURN
  14. Cardioversions in PACU
    by staceyp413 Feb 4, '13
    2
    staceyp413
  15. working in PACU, and your OR team doesn't give a ***** about you
    by sonofthunder Nov 21, '12
    5
    akf100
  16. Whoops...left PACU and REALLY missing it!!!!
    by Sugamama Jan 25, '11
    5
    Roseyposey
  17. Calling PACU
    by CarolinaBSN2012 Jan 5, '13
    2
    meandragonbrett
  18. Med-surg to PACU transition
    by metfan Dec 3, '12
    1
    suckulator
  19. Advice on finding different PACU job
    by cpannurse Dec 2, '12
    1
    SueC56
  20. Certification
    by olderthandirt51 Jul 29, '12
    3
    SueC56
  21. Ideas on quirky, funny, or sweet PACU-related saying
    by Bellarara Nov 26, '12
    1
    solneeshka
  22. Too quiet to be a PACU nurse?
    by kath<3 Aug 29, '12
    9
    Topaz7
  23. PACU interview qustions?... please help~
    by choco901 Oct 22, '12
    2
    azhiker96
  24. Do your PACU RN's also staff your Pre-Op area?
    by boyzmomrn Sep 17, '12
    6
    wannabecnl
  25. Preceptorship in the PACU
    by Bellarara Oct 16, '12
    2
    Bellarara
  26. Check for Bowel Sounds?
    • Closed
    by All4Seasons Aug 16, '08
    7
    wannabecnl
  27. PACU and interventional radiology
    by jabwrn Oct 6, '12
    3
    brownbook
  28. Anyone ever heard of psychosis after propofol use?
    by tegadermatitis Sep 25, '12
    6
    tegadermatitis
  29. You might be a PACU nurse if...
    • Closed
    by mustanggirl Dec 18, '05
    56
  30. PACU to Floor Transport
    • Closed
    by Veetzy Jun 26, '00
    7
  31. Am I Being Unrealistic?
    • Closed
    by pcbnurse Mar 11, '09
    9
  32. what is the difference between the PACU and the post operative care unit?
    by cowgurl89 Jun 10, '11
    11
  33. What is it like being a Pre-op nurse?
    by Lael Jul 20, '12
    5
  34. Survey to help new grad
    by TheGirl07 Jul 10, '12
    1
  35. PACU RN's- what is your visitor policy?
    • Closed
    by RN34TX Aug 5, '06
    29
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