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. pain level of 10 but sleeping
    • Closed
    by 1996RN Dec 20, '08
    12
  2. Which comes first:  PACU or ICU?
    by wannabecnl Jul 23, '10
    17
    wannabecnl
  3. Average recovery times?
    by luckynurse_1234 Aug 11, '12
    10
  4. What questions to expect on an interview for Pacu or preop nursing.
    by hlhulse Aug 21, '12
  5. In-service for PACU nurses?
    by XIGRIS Jul 30, '12
    3
    GHGoonette
  6. PACU nursing handbook by Debbie Lacheur
    by bejujube Aug 15, '12
  7. Circulators recovering
    by nrsman1 Feb 9, '11
    13
    ShannonRN2010
  8. PACU/OR nurse issues
    by Trishjlb Feb 15, '10
    13
    lockheart678
  9. PREOP Meds
    by janpacs Oct 20, '11
    7
    sukiathome
  10. Making a change
    by RN1982 Aug 3, '12
    1
    PACUnurse57
  11. Help making a decision
    by NurseinNewYork75 Jul 19, '12
    1
  12. getting foot in the door
    by overtonis Jul 9, '12
    1
    Brewer,RN
  13. New nurse grad advice
    by vickycasrn Jul 2, '12
    1
    Candyn
  14. Endoscopy position taken but asked to interview for PACU....thoughts?
    by klaRN01 Jun 25, '12
    2
    brandyo123
  15. Mixing Pre-ops and post-ops together in PACU
    • Closed
    by Cschroy1 Aug 19, '09
    3
    Dontaskanurse
  16. What other specialties can I go into with PACU experience?
    by newgraduatecali Jun 18, '12
    1
    brownbook
  17. PACU Training Resources
    by csoo Jun 6, '12
    1
    NBanasz1
  18. Inpatient Pre-op Checklist
    by PACURN2010 May 22, '12
    3
    Jeanne Vogel
  19. Gloves
    by nf nurse Apr 27, '12
    2
    GHGoonette
  20. spinal's in out patient surgery?
    by brownbook May 17, '12
    1
    GHGoonette
  21. ICU to PACU
    • Closed
    by dmarie1075 Dec 14, '07
    5
    suanna
  22. PACU certification
    • Closed
    by noahdavid Mar 25, '05
    5
    poohbearsbaby
  23. Does your OR have to hold til theres a PACU bay??
    by PACURN1818 Apr 20, '11
    18
    Celaine54
  24. refusing to prep a pt for surgery?
    by nursecass Mar 27, '12
    6
    nursedejuan
  25. reversing conscious sedation?
    by fromtheseaRN Mar 31, '12
    4
    Dixielee
  26. CPAN exam
    by MommyandRN Dec 29, '10
    4
    parrothead70
  27. PACU airways
    by nf nurse Jan 19, '12
    6
    nursedejuan
  28. Cath lab recovery
    by tdncRN Nov 7, '11
    3
    rose_njarvis
  29. New RN just hired into PACU
    by RN-767 Feb 20, '12
    5
    RN-767
  30. Any pediatric PACU nurses here?
    by djmatte Feb 16, '12
    1
    GHGoonette
  31. New Grads in the PACU
    • Closed
    by Anjann Jan 18, '07
    30
    anne74
  32. Would PACU be suitable for me?
    • Closed
    by wonderbee Jun 30, '06
    10
    GHGoonette
  33. Patient transport from PACU
    by DiDiPACURN Oct 31, '11
    4
    jerico_27
  34. PACU opportunity...need advice
    by OldITgeek Dec 6, '11
    3
    GHGoonette
  35. Eek!  What is PACU nursing?  And do they really want to interview me?
    by allthesmallthings Nov 14, '11
    7
    Melissa Ladd
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