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 for critical care experience
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    by daitheflu Nov 1, '04
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    berns10
  2. Airways in PACU
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    by kezza444 Jul 15, '08
    9
    swolfe_2
  3. crna
    by qossay Jun 4, '10
    1
    dianah
  4. ASPAN certification
    by JennieO Apr 17, '10
    5
    Charity
  5. Division of Phase 1 & 2 PACU need answers
    by Yeehah Mar 22, '10
    5
    shellabelle
  6. working more that 16 hours straight
    by elke61 Jan 27, '10
    4
    nmred
  7. Curious... Why would an ICU pt go to PACU?
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    by Cschroy1 Jun 25, '09
    16
    WoosahRN
  8. PACU interview
    by marlaelizabeth Apr 18, '10
    2
    steelcityrn
  9. Anterior cervical spine recovery
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    by nurseJudy56 Jun 3, '09
    10
    scoochy
  10. When is a gurney unacceptable?
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    by linda2097 May 7, '09
    5
    Rose_Queen
  11. Does your PACU  recover general anesthesia c-sections?
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    by Judycpan Mar 27, '09
    6
    sm9796
  12. Is PACU area for new grads?
    by playbanjogood Jan 5, '10
    4
    shellabelle
  13. Where Do You Dispose of Narcotics?
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    by All4Seasons Feb 3, '09
    4
    tewdles
  14. Best path to becoming a day surgery nurse
    by sistasoul Mar 15, '10
    1
    Phase2Pro
  15. help me not suck :)
    by newish nurse Feb 27, '10
    2
    BigDog
  16. Questions About Your PACU
    by All4Seasons Mar 3, '10
    3
    MsBruiser
  17. Do you fax reports to the floor? Can you share your experience with this?
    by bmcdeb Feb 17, '10
    2
    bmcdeb
  18. LVNs in ASC phase I recovery?
    by Cornerstone Feb 5, '10
    2
    Cornerstone
  19. Peer Interview Question regarding prioritization in Pacu/Ortho
    by TechieRN Mar 2, '10
    2
    TechieRN
  20. Good orientation for a floor nurse new in PACU?
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    by wanna learn Jun 26, '09
    5
  21. Research - PACU
    by ktpiedra Feb 25, '10
  22. Any advice for a nurse new to PACU???
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    by simplysusan Jun 6, '09
    5
    simplysusan
  23. better way to become a PACU nurse
    by cb25 Jan 30, '10
    2
    stumillardkm
  24. Csection Recovery
    by kppokerchip Feb 3, '10
  25. Flamed during report.
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    by cowpoke_rn Feb 1, '07
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    LDRNMOMMY
  26. Family Visitation in the PACU
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    by smidgen21 Jun 9, '04
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    gofast!
  27. Former ICU nurse wanting to move to recovery
    by kabri2 Jan 17, '10
    1
    Laney123
  28. How about a liasion  nurse ?
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    by anr33 Nov 8, '08
    11
    AmazingGracie
  29. Interview help  needed
    by Phase2Pro Jan 11, '10
  30. Patient length of stay in PACU
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    by greenbean21 Jul 16, '09
    3
    wakeupcall
  31. Best book for PACU nurse?
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    by dg05 Jun 26, '08
    5
    AngelsRN
  32. Words of advice PACU tech
    by Nikkee303 Dec 12, '09
  33. follow-up phone calls after daystay discharge from PACU
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    by bmcdeb Sep 2, '09
    6
    rstrainRN
  34. Hospital Scrubs
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    by SallyFM Apr 11, '09
    8
    rstrainRN
  35. How to get a position in this area ?
    by tony55! Dec 9, '09
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