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/OR nurse issues
    by Trishjlb Feb 15, '10
    13
    lockheart678
  2. PREOP Meds
    by janpacs Oct 20, '11
    7
    sukiathome
  3. Making a change
    by RN1982 Aug 3, '12
    1
    PACUnurse57
  4. Help making a decision
    by NurseinNewYork75 Jul 19, '12
    1
  5. getting foot in the door
    by overtonis Jul 9, '12
    1
    Brewer,RN
  6. New nurse grad advice
    by vickycasrn Jul 2, '12
    1
    Candyn
  7. Endoscopy position taken but asked to interview for PACU....thoughts?
    by klaRN01 Jun 25, '12
    2
    brandyo123
  8. Mixing Pre-ops and post-ops together in PACU
    • Closed
    by Cschroy1 Aug 19, '09
    3
    Dontaskanurse
  9. What other specialties can I go into with PACU experience?
    by newgraduatecali Jun 18, '12
    1
    brownbook
  10. PACU Training Resources
    by csoo Jun 6, '12
    1
    NBanasz1
  11. Inpatient Pre-op Checklist
    by PACURN2010 May 22, '12
    3
    Jeanne Vogel
  12. Gloves
    by nf nurse Apr 27, '12
    2
    GHGoonette
  13. spinal's in out patient surgery?
    by brownbook May 17, '12
    1
    GHGoonette
  14. ICU to PACU
    • Closed
    by dmarie1075 Dec 14, '07
    5
    suanna
  15. PACU certification
    • Closed
    by noahdavid Mar 25, '05
    5
    poohbearsbaby
  16. Does your OR have to hold til theres a PACU bay??
    by PACURN1818 Apr 20, '11
    18
    Celaine54
  17. refusing to prep a pt for surgery?
    by nursecass Mar 27, '12
    6
    nursedejuan
  18. reversing conscious sedation?
    by fromtheseaRN Mar 31, '12
    4
    Dixielee
  19. CPAN exam
    by MommyandRN Dec 29, '10
    4
    parrothead70
  20. PACU airways
    by nf nurse Jan 19, '12
    6
    nursedejuan
  21. Cath lab recovery
    by tdncRN Nov 7, '11
    3
    rose_njarvis
  22. New RN just hired into PACU
    by RN-767 Feb 20, '12
    5
    RN-767
  23. Any pediatric PACU nurses here?
    by djmatte Feb 16, '12
    1
    GHGoonette
  24. New Grads in the PACU
    • Closed
    by Anjann Jan 18, '07
    30
    anne74
  25. Would PACU be suitable for me?
    • Closed
    by wonderbee Jun 30, '06
    10
    GHGoonette
  26. Patient transport from PACU
    by DiDiPACURN Oct 31, '11
    4
    jerico_27
  27. PACU opportunity...need advice
    by OldITgeek Dec 6, '11
    3
    GHGoonette
  28. Eek!  What is PACU nursing?  And do they really want to interview me?
    by allthesmallthings Nov 14, '11
    7
    Melissa Ladd
  29. Need help defining research "key words" please!
    by Student Mom to Three Oct 26, '11
    5
    brownbook
  30. Neo/glyco side effects
    by hasbroRN Nov 4, '11
    1
    GHGoonette
  31. arterial line insertion by OR/PACU nurses
    • Closed
    by jrgrad1912 Feb 28, '05
    21
    retepimage83
  32. Interview Help!
    by flexiseal Oct 26, '11
    2
    ohioBSN
  33. PACU- educational requirements
    • Closed
    by TLC-JAX CRNA May 18, '03
    10
    GHGoonette
  34. Magnet QI for PACU
    by RNCRL Oct 21, '11
    1
    GHGoonette
  35. CPAN Certification Review
    • Closed
    by kare1234 Apr 13, '09
    2
    Sugamama
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