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. Aldrete Score
    by coffeegirl7 Sep 7, '10
    7
    coffeegirl7
  2. questions about hospitals
    by kous Apr 19, '11
    1
    GHGoonette
  3. PACU frustration
    by snowcat Aug 25, '10
    6
    NVCW
  4. GI lab phase 2 recovery room
    by Catfoster Mar 3, '11
    4
    NVCW
  5. discharge criteria for pacu patients
    by dsainz Mar 4, '11
    6
    NVCW
  6. Narcotics at the bedside in t he PACU
    • Closed
    by pinkfloydfreak Apr 1, '09
    9
    NVCW
  7. From ER to PACU
    by Misheila Apr 13, '11
    2
    meandragonbrett
  8. Med/surg nights to days in outpatient PACU?
    by ILBCNU Apr 12, '11
    1
    brownbook
  9. New job in PACU
    by sunflowergrl70 Mar 30, '11
    4
    GHGoonette
  10. new PCA in PACU
    by Erindel RN Apr 6, '11
    2
    Erindel RN
  11. New Grad in the PACU
    by at_wits_end Jan 1, '11
    3
    dralbee
  12. New job!! Any book recommendations?
    by tdncRN Mar 8, '11
    6
    NurseSnarky
  13. PACU internship
    by CrazyCatLadyRN Jan 31, '11
    4
    GHGoonette
  14. My preceptorship will be in PACU, recommendations on what to brush up on?
    by Zaraza Nov 12, '10
    3
    dudette10
  15. Do You Hold Discharges for Change of Shift?
    by All4Seasons Nov 5, '10
    11
    djmatte
  16. PACU or OR nurse??
    by agape76 Feb 10, '11
    4
    GHGoonette
  17. ER nurse interested in PACU
    by wheeze Feb 9, '11
    2
    GHGoonette
  18. New Grad Med Surg or PACU?
    by NurseVN Jan 22, '11
    10
    katkonk
  19. Just got Hired into Inpatient PACU!
    by NurseVN Jan 7, '11
    2
    azhiker96
  20. Transferring from ICU to PACU
    by Hoozdo Aug 6, '10
    8
    azhiker96
  21. postop trach
    by PaKuRN Oct 26, '10
    4
    GHGoonette
  22. Hilarious post-anesthesia song
    by wannabecnl Oct 4, '10
    3
    PaKuRN
  23. Full Assessment, exception charting - how do you do it?
    • Closed
    by kiminco Mar 12, '09
    1
    MauLoaPACUnurse
  24. Does anyone work in a pediatric PACU?
    by cowpoke_rn Sep 5, '10
    1
    azhiker96
  25. Nursing Student in the PACU
    by emilymkr Sep 6, '10
    1
    GHGoonette
  26. Lifting in the PACU
    by vikichck Jun 4, '10
    3
    Yeehah
  27. Sedated patients in pre-op.
    by Mr. & Mrs. RN Jul 26, '10
    4
    GHGoonette
  28. Sibling visitation in PACU - what do you do?
    by rstrainRN Jun 16, '10
    4
    PaKuRN
  29. migration of local anaesthetic due to positioning in PACU
    by recovery Jul 20, '10
  30. e-mar scanning in PACU
    • Closed
    by lucyshuman Oct 16, '09
    4
    dnellnelson
  31. PACU resume
    by possumm Jul 18, '10
  32. all PACU RNs Wrote up!
    • Closed
    by jrgrad1912 Oct 10, '08
    14
    HeartsOpenWide
  33. Back-up call policy on weekends
    by nursecoffee Jun 1, '10
    5
    azhiker96
  34. PACU catch phrase
    by TennBSN Jun 14, '10
    6
    rachelita
  35. Phase II Question
    by Phase2Pro Apr 6, '10
    5
    gwendelyn
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