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. Just got an interview, now what question should I ask?
    by jcurlygirl Aug 25, '11
    1
    meandragonbrett
  2. PACU nurse give Ketamine?
    by kathy3kat Feb 1, '11
    6
    Isabelle49
  3. Transition from ED to PACU
    by easternshore Jun 21, '11
    6
    pacurn60
  4. New to Pacu
    by EvanRN123 Jul 26, '11
    3
    pacurn60
  5. Lingering effects of versed for peds?
    by brownbook Jun 4, '11
    14
    pacurn60
  6. Capnography (ETCO2 Monitoring) Do you monitor extubated patients in the PACU w/ it?
    by RNiel May 13, '11
    11
    pacurn60
  7. Tell me more about PACU nursing
    by jcurlygirl Aug 23, '11
    1
    pacurn60
  8. DD Register
    by magicbutton Jul 23, '11
    1
    GHGoonette
  9. Post-op Calls
    by nickola Jun 16, '11
    4
    anononurse
  10. Transfer of Pediatric Patients back to the Unit from PACU
    by Vicki_RN Jun 14, '11
    2
    meandragonbrett
  11. what is a 23-hour observation unit like?
    by Trekfan Jun 13, '11
    1
    GHGoonette
  12. PACU vs. Prep and Recovery
    by heyRN Nov 17, '10
    11
    DutchRN09
  13. Sooo close but so far =(
    by SrnD May 30, '11
    1
    GHGoonette
  14. What do you like about being PACU?
    • Closed
    by chrissypsychRN09 Apr 10, '08
    20
    MommyandRN
  15. Just got called to interview for PACU new grad position
    by FutureKYRN Mar 22, '11
    4
    wesside1975
  16. Transporting pediatric patients with o2 after anesthesia
    by kbarne01 May 7, '11
    4
    RN1980
  17. Going from ED to PACU
    by RN4166 May 18, '11
    1
    tdncRN
  18. pacu brain?
    by SrnD Apr 28, '11
    6
    GHGoonette
  19. Considering a change to PACU
    by tdncRN Feb 2, '11
    14
    plowboy911
  20. Aldrete Score
    by coffeegirl7 Sep 7, '10
    7
    coffeegirl7
  21. questions about hospitals
    by kous Apr 19, '11
    1
    GHGoonette
  22. PACU frustration
    by snowcat Aug 25, '10
    6
    NVCW
  23. GI lab phase 2 recovery room
    by Catfoster Mar 3, '11
    4
    NVCW
  24. discharge criteria for pacu patients
    by dsainz Mar 4, '11
    6
    NVCW
  25. Narcotics at the bedside in t he PACU
    • Closed
    by pinkfloydfreak Apr 1, '09
    9
    NVCW
  26. From ER to PACU
    by Misheila Apr 13, '11
    2
    meandragonbrett
  27. Med/surg nights to days in outpatient PACU?
    by ILBCNU Apr 12, '11
    1
    brownbook
  28. New job in PACU
    by sunflowergrl70 Mar 30, '11
    4
    GHGoonette
  29. new PCA in PACU
    by Erindel Apr 6, '11
    2
    Erindel
  30. New Grad in the PACU
    by at_wits_end Jan 1, '11
    3
    dralbee
  31. New job!! Any book recommendations?
    by tdncRN Mar 8, '11
    6
    NurseSnarky
  32. PACU internship
    by CrazyCatLadyRN Jan 31, '11
    4
    GHGoonette
  33. My preceptorship will be in PACU, recommendations on what to brush up on?
    by Zaraza Nov 12, '10
    3
    dudette10
  34. Do You Hold Discharges for Change of Shift?
    by All4Seasons Nov 5, '10
    11
    djmatte
  35. PACU or OR nurse??
    by agape76 Feb 10, '11
    4
    GHGoonette
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