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. ER nurse interested in PACU
    by wheeze Feb 9, '11
    2
    GHGoonette
  2. New Grad Med Surg or PACU?
    by NurseVN Jan 22, '11
    10
    katkonk
  3. Just got Hired into Inpatient PACU!
    by NurseVN Jan 7, '11
    2
    azhiker96
  4. Transferring from ICU to PACU
    by Hoozdo Aug 6, '10
    8
    azhiker96
  5. postop trach
    by PaKuRN Oct 26, '10
    4
    GHGoonette
  6. Hilarious post-anesthesia song
    by wannabecnl Oct 4, '10
    3
    PaKuRN
  7. Full Assessment, exception charting - how do you do it?
    • Closed
    by kiminco Mar 12, '09
    1
    MauLoaPACUnurse
  8. Does anyone work in a pediatric PACU?
    by cowpoke_rn Sep 5, '10
    1
    azhiker96
  9. Nursing Student in the PACU
    by emilymkr Sep 6, '10
    1
    GHGoonette
  10. Lifting in the PACU
    by vikichck Jun 4, '10
    3
    Yeehah
  11. Sedated patients in pre-op.
    by Mr. & Mrs. RN Jul 26, '10
    4
    GHGoonette
  12. Sibling visitation in PACU - what do you do?
    by rstrainRN Jun 16, '10
    4
    PaKuRN
  13. migration of local anaesthetic due to positioning in PACU
    by recovery Jul 20, '10
  14. e-mar scanning in PACU
    • Closed
    by lucyshuman Oct 16, '09
    4
    dnellnelson
  15. PACU resume
    by possumm Jul 18, '10
  16. all PACU RNs Wrote up!
    • Closed
    by jrgrad1912 Oct 10, '08
    14
    HeartsOpenWide
  17. Back-up call policy on weekends
    by nursecoffee Jun 1, '10
    5
    azhiker96
  18. PACU catch phrase
    by TennBSN Jun 14, '10
    6
    rachelita
  19. Phase II Question
    by Phase2Pro Apr 6, '10
    5
    gwendelyn
  20. PACU for critical care experience
    • Closed
    by daitheflu Nov 1, '04
    14
    berns10
  21. Airways in PACU
    • Closed
    by kezza444 Jul 15, '08
    9
    swolfe_2
  22. crna
    by qossay Jun 4, '10
    1
    dianah
  23. ASPAN certification
    by JennieO Apr 17, '10
    5
    Charity
  24. Division of Phase 1 & 2 PACU need answers
    by Yeehah Mar 22, '10
    5
    shellabelle
  25. working more that 16 hours straight
    by elke61 Jan 27, '10
    4
    nmred
  26. Curious... Why would an ICU pt go to PACU?
    • Closed
    by Cschroy1 Jun 25, '09
    16
    WoosahRN
  27. PACU interview
    by marlaelizabeth Apr 18, '10
    2
    steelcityrn
  28. Anterior cervical spine recovery
    • Closed
    by nurseJudy56 Jun 3, '09
    10
    scoochy
  29. When is a gurney unacceptable?
    • Closed
    by linda2097 May 7, '09
    5
    Rose_Queen
  30. Does your PACU  recover general anesthesia c-sections?
    • Closed
    by Judycpan Mar 27, '09
    6
    sm9796
  31. Is PACU area for new grads?
    by playbanjogood Jan 5, '10
    4
    shellabelle
  32. Where Do You Dispose of Narcotics?
    • Closed
    by All4Seasons Feb 3, '09
    4
    tewdles
  33. Best path to becoming a day surgery nurse
    by sistasoul Mar 15, '10
    1
    Phase2Pro
  34. help me not suck :)
    by newish nurse Feb 27, '10
    2
    BigDog
  35. Questions About Your PACU
    by All4Seasons Mar 3, '10
    3
    MsBruiser
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