what is the difference between the PACU and the post operative care unit? - page 2

by cowgurl89

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i was looking at job postings on a hospital's website and they had job openings in both the pacu and the post operative care unit. i thought they were the same thing. are they not?... Read More


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    i was looking at job postings on a hospital's website and they had job openings in both the pacu and the post operative care unit. i thought they were the same thing. are they not?
    Where I am from PACU is post anesthesia care unit and is synonymous with post operative care unit. Our POCU is pre-operative care unit.
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    i did lose some hearing, though in the higher frequencies -- pacus are among the noisiest areas of a hospital

    Isn't that the truth! I still hear beeping well into the night sometimes!



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