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  1. Hilarious post-anesthesia song
    saw this once before.. very funny, if you do a youtube search you can find more songs from health care professionals. Funny how all anesthesiologists are the same... like little boys having fun,...
    Oct 26, '10
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  2. postop trach
    When a vented patient from ICU goes to OR for trach, where does the patient go afterwards? Directly returns to ICU?, if so does a PACU RN go to ICU with patient? Does patient go to PACU then...
    Oct 26, '10
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  3. PACU/OR nurse issues
    Well this is a new concept for me, this PACU RNs holding and pre-anesthesia assessment. On off hours the hospital I used to work in had the OR RN call for patient when Anesthesia got there, the OR ...
    Aug 28, '10
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  4. Sibling visitation in PACU - what do you do?
    Visitation in the PACU had been a sore spot for the PACU's I have worked in. The guidelines are parents only when child is awake, airway out. We absoultly do not want children or infants, who knows...
    Aug 28, '10
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  5. Sedated patients in pre-op.
    Yes, ASPAN standards are a great reference for this. I do believe that it states one RN experienced in Pre Anesthesia assessment must admit the patient into the holding area. You can not jepordize...
    Aug 28, '10
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  6. PACU frustration
    give yourself a bit more time, 12 days of orientation does not make you "ready"for PACU, I do feel some critical care background is a must for PACU, but that doesn't mean you can't be a competent RN....
    Aug 28, '10
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  7. blood transfusion protocol
    I am on a nursing commitee and we are discussing the blood transfusion policy in our hospital. At this time our tubing for blood tansfusion is free flow, no controllers to regulate rate of flow, just...
    Jul 8, '09
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  8. Question about raises
    Yearly, my hospital will increase all salaries based on a "cost of living" raise and with that a "merit' raise is added based on yearly evaluation and longevity. New grads do not start out making...
    Jul 8, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. on call pay for pacu
    add: That's two RN's on call for each 12hr shift. We only have call on the weekends. We are staffed with two Night RN's and if one is out, then there is a call shift of 11p - 7a posted for anyone...
    Nov 28, '08
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  10. on call pay for pacu
    Call pay for our PACU is $75.00 for 12 hr shift, which comes to $6.25 per hour, That is just to be on call. If called in, minimum of 4 hrs time and a half is paid. If you work 2 hrs, you get paid...
    Nov 28, '08
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  11. Anyone Have 10 hour shifts in their PACU?
    We have 12hr shifts, with only two eight hour RN, both partime, working 12 to 8. This covers our busy times, and we are actually able to get a lunch, off the unit. We have one RN in at 7a, then 2...
    Nov 26, '08
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  12. patient handovers
    Well, this was a tough sell for the OR nurses, who now have to get report from the unit RN, and then have to give the PACU RN report. We used to get report from anesthesia.(and OR nurses did not get...
    Nov 26, '08
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  13. Need help from experience PACU nurses!
    Well... PACU and OR nursing are quite different. "Intense" six month training should include time on ICU, Vents and drips (and peds if your hospital does pedi cases). These things, among others...
    Nov 26, '08
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  14. Weclome to the New PACU Nursing Forum
    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.
    Nov 11, '08
    Forum: PACU Nursing


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