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Based on feedback and several request ( request), we have opened this PACU Nursing Forum. Please utilize this forum to discuss issues that are relevant to PACU and network with other nurses that are working or interested in... Read More

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    I'm with you on the treatment part. Sometimes we are treated like step-children. We are a critical care area that keeps people alive. I find it interesting that some ICU nurses (FYI: I love and respect ICU nurses) don't feel we measure up until a patient is supposed to go direct, then they want them recovered in PACU because we are better at it!

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    you are exaCTLY RIGHT! JUST THIS PAST FRIDAY..HAD TO KEEP A PATIENT IN PACU THAT SHOULD HAVE GONE TO ICU..somdays i wanna fight and some days i just wanna go home
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    Thanks... I really like the comments on PAKU nursing, I am laughing already... Looking forward to the interesting topics and sharing the unique experiences of PACU nursing.
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    I have heard on more than one occassion that in order to get accepted into a crna program one has to have 2 yrs ICU experience..well what about 2 yrsPACU experience..will this not work and if not then WHY? If so then why isnt the nurse applying been told this? i think a PACU nurse is perfectly qualified to handle any cardiac event or otherwise !! Dont you?
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    Thank You
    I am in Indiana, Clarian West Medical Center, Avon, In--APU/PACU

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