Weclome to the New PACU Nursing Forum - page 3

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... Read More

  1. by   SeaTracer75
    waaaaaaaaaaay delayed response but ABSOLUTELY
  2. by   RN Zeke
    Great site.
  3. by   kimmersRN
    Hi you guys...I'm sooo excited to be among good company here in the pacu forum. I'm looking forward to having a resource for advice since I'll be starting in the PACU after having worked pediatrics for a year and women's care for a year. I'm looking forward to something new and exciting and I hope that you share my joy!!
    Thanks!! ~Kimmie
  4. by   All4Seasons
    Thanks for this PACU forum! last time I checked in at AllNurses for one,I was disappointed. Great to have a PACU 'home' here!!
  5. by   myoho913
    Thank you
  6. by   I love my cat!
    Thanks!!!!

    (...............from a nurse with a lot of PACU experience) :wink2:
  7. by   pacunurse12
    this is great!! glad to see pacu nurses with their own group..i've been told we are the step children of the hospital...i love my job..just not the treatment we get
  8. by   PACU'er
    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!
  9. by   pacunurse12
    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
  10. by   PaKuRN
    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.
  11. by   pacunurse12
    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?
  12. by   clouden
    Thank You
    I am in Indiana, Clarian West Medical Center, Avon, In--APU/PACU
    Connie

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