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  1. Capnography (ETCO2 Monitoring) Do you monitor extubated patients in the PACU w/ it?
    We use the ETCO2 monitors, but not for all patients. Patients who are suspected of retaining CO2, or who had a rough extubation, or have a history of sleep apnea usually end up with them ordered....
    Jun 18, '11
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  2. PACU RN's- what is your visitor policy?
    A few other threads over this issue.... Check them out. I am trying to be better about visitors, because our management is all about it. Officially it is the nurses decision any time before 2 hrs,...
    Jun 18, '11
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  3. Anti-Intellectualism/Autonomy in nursing
    This is why I like PACU. With time and experience sliding into PACU is one of the few areas left with autonomy. Because of the way our protocols are worded we can go ahead and do things medically...
    Apr 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. HCAP scores - I can live without them
    I will second the scores getting crazy attention, esp now that it is a funding thing. As in the other post Was has been up more recently where I was frustrated, I feel it gets to the point where it...
    Apr 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Does your OR have to hold til theres a PACU bay??
    LOL, THAT would be fantastic! Its been a huge issue lately, and I think the situation is going to be discussed in practice council. We do utilize the extra transport monitors with O2 on the sides to...
    Apr 23, '11
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  6. PACU RN's- what is your visitor policy?
    We have visitation issues. with HCAHPS starting up our manager is all visitor gun ho, but there are many problems. She feels that privacy isnt an issue since we dont say first and last names, but...
    Apr 23, '11
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  7. Aldrete Score
    We use the revised one for surgical patients as part of our criteria. A score is done on arrival, after 30 minutes and prior to discharge. A pt cannot leave PACU with a score of less than 10 out of...
    Apr 21, '11
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  8. Does your OR have to hold til theres a PACU bay??
    wow that sounds nice. For us its pot luck, when the doors open we have no idea which patient it is, or how big a case it was until they slide into a place. Knowing the size and severity would really...
    Apr 21, '11
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  9. Does your OR have to hold til theres a PACU bay??
    Ok.... So nearly ALL our patients scheduled today came out in a three hour time span, like stacks of three at a time, killing us. At one point we are out of PACU bays, putting people on the edges...
    Apr 20, '11
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  10. You might be a PACU nurse if...
    You have been getting all the patients all day because no one else is moving theirs You know by looking at your anesth. doc all your patients will be in PACU two hours because they are slightly...
    Apr 20, '11
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  11. Input on staff frustration from a management standpoint??
    There is a thread running in general forum about patient satisfaction, burn out, HCAPS, and patient safety. Someone commented wisely that a management viewpoint would be insiteful... Anyone have time...
    Apr 16, '11
    Forum: Nursing Management
  12. Customer Service at any cost and its effect on burn out and safety??
    hmmm, just another good reason to head back to my uk roots! (green with envy):redbeathe
    Apr 16, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Customer Service at any cost and its effect on burn out and safety??
    It is SO nice to see that I am not the only one struggling over this. I love the Press ganeys that say things like, "my roommate puked all night" or The nurse wouldnt go down to the lobby and get me...
    Apr 16, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Inaccurate story on CNN?
    Agree with everyone. Never saw a doc do our burn dressings, nurses and burn techs. They show up to look at the wounds every day or every other day, but that was about it!
    Apr 16, '11
    Forum: Burn Nursing
  15. Customer Service at any cost and its effect on burn out and safety??
    SO... Things are more different every day than when I started nursing over ten years ago. The advances and technology I can flow with. Some other things not so well. I have worked ICU, LTAC,...
    Apr 16, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. CPAN exam
    Good info, I am hoping to take it later this year!
    Apr 16, '11
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  17. Narcotics at the bedside in t he PACU
    We use the carpujects so the med is still in its original labed container for anything we can get that way. The meds are labeled with a pt sticker and kept at the bedside, in our immediate...
    Apr 16, '11
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  18. PACU nurse give Ketamine?
    We have 2 anesthesiologists in particular that are fond of ketamine if nothing else is working and the patient is kinda going nuts. I have had several people react well, and several have what they...
    Apr 16, '11
    Forum: PACU Nursing


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