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. Do you fax reports to the floor? Can you share your experience with this?
    by bmcdeb Feb 17, '10
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    bmcdeb
  2. LVNs in ASC phase I recovery?
    by Cornerstone Feb 5, '10
    2
    Cornerstone
  3. Peer Interview Question regarding prioritization in Pacu/Ortho
    by TechieRN Mar 2, '10
    2
    TechieRN
  4. Good orientation for a floor nurse new in PACU?
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    by wanna learn Jun 26, '09
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  5. Research - PACU
    by ktpiedra Feb 25, '10
  6. Any advice for a nurse new to PACU???
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    by simplysusan Jun 6, '09
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    simplysusan
  7. better way to become a PACU nurse
    by cb25 Jan 30, '10
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    stumillardkm
  8. Csection Recovery
    by kppokerchip Feb 3, '10
  9. Flamed during report.
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    by cowpoke_rn Feb 1, '07
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    LDRNMOMMY
  10. Family Visitation in the PACU
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    by smidgen21 Jun 9, '04
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    gofast!
  11. Former ICU nurse wanting to move to recovery
    by kabri2 Jan 17, '10
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    Laney123
  12. How about a liasion  nurse ?
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    by anr33 Nov 8, '08
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    AmazingGracie
  13. Interview help  needed
    by Phase2Pro Jan 11, '10
  14. Patient length of stay in PACU
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    by greenbean21 Jul 16, '09
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    wakeupcall
  15. Best book for PACU nurse?
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    by dg05 Jun 26, '08
    5
    AngelsRN
  16. Words of advice PACU tech
    by Nikkee303 Dec 12, '09
  17. follow-up phone calls after daystay discharge from PACU
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    by bmcdeb Sep 2, '09
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    rstrainRN
  18. Hospital Scrubs
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    by SallyFM Apr 11, '09
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    rstrainRN
  19. How to get a position in this area ?
    by tony55! Dec 9, '09
  20. Handoff of narcotics
    by campbahoo Nov 29, '09
    2
    campbahoo
  21. Your Policy for S/C Narcotic Discard?
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    by All4Seasons Oct 9, '09
    2
    PostOpPrincess
  22. ER to PACU?
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    by GOMERNATOR Oct 20, '09
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    azhiker96
  23. PACU charting, please help!!!
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    by roziepig Jul 21, '09
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    katkonk
  24. Small, rural hospital:  OR RN's recovering their own patients
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    by wilbur1 Sep 12, '09
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    katkonk
  25. Transfer of ABD Sx pts from stretcher to bed?
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    by All4Seasons Oct 9, '09
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    katkonk
  26. LPN's/LVN's in a Phase II area of PACU.
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    by cully24 Jun 16, '09
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    All4Seasons
  27. phase I? phase II?
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    by R.NICU Aug 10, '09
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    CRIMSON
  28. Cpan/capa
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    by debthern Oct 9, '07
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    ellemarie
  29. Possible PACU Interview Questions??
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    by TrishaRN Sep 24, '09
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    TrishaRN
  30. PACU Dress Code
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    by Charity Sep 10, '09
    4
    Charity
  31. ASPAN standards and staffing - frustrated and looking for advice
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    by nursepacu Aug 28, '09
    1
    PostOpPrincess
  32. Creative Staffing Solutions for PACU
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    by stacysue Aug 14, '09
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    ineedcoffee
  33. PACU RN requirements
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    by smnurse Apr 19, '06
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    lsvalliant
  34. Studying for CPAN test ?
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    by jmheyrn Aug 19, '09
  35. Respiratory Problems in PACU
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    by greenbean21 Aug 15, '09
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