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  1. All my PACU RNs
    I like the quick thinking and rapid responses you need. I like the turnover of patients. I dislike " holds " waiting for rooms. Some places call them boarders. I don't like when families expect to...
    Jun 11
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  2. Just a rant rn-bsn
    I think employers should offer more tuition reimbursement to RN's. RN-BSN programs are expensive. It is a bit of a racket Magnet hospitals now require BSN's. So we work hard and spend lots of money...
    Jun 11
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  3. Is this the norm in PACU? Have I been spoiled before????
    It sounds like your anesthesia providers are not providing opioids during their cases. Talk to your manager and the CRNA's.It might be your patient population, are they chronic pain patients? Trying...
    Jun 11
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  4. PACU
    I work 12 hr. Shifts. Our unit has varied shifts to cover the whole OR schedule. Mostly staggered 12 hour shifts with 8 hr. shifts in the middle. Start times vary: 7:30, 8:00, 9:30, 10:30. Two nurses...
    Jun 11
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  5. Completion bonuses are they available? Taxed Housing??
    Thanks for your reply. I do maintain my own home and come home on weekends. This was my first time as a traveler. I am learning as I go along. I appreciate your input. I am still undecided about...
    Aug 7, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  6. Completion bonuses are they available? Taxed Housing??
    I have reassigned at the same hospital for a year,with a small 30 day break. I wish I asked for a bonus after each 13 week assignment. Also has anyone worked at one hospital with your agency wanting...
    Aug 6, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  7. Things you really wish you could say to patient/family of pt
    I wish I could say, " you should have told the anesthesia provider and myself that you take percocets tens around the clock x2 years, if we had known we would have upped your dose of pain meds right...
    Mar 4, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  8. You might be a PACU nurse if...
    This is in reply to the nasal airway in the mouth: I do use this and have seen it done. They are softer and it works with less irritation of the gag reflex. I have had one CRNA that does it and it...
    Mar 4, '12
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  9. 1st Nursing Cartoon caption contest - win $100
    He Is supposed to be computer literate. But I only saw him use the pound key!
    Mar 4, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  10. HELP!!!  May be asked to resign, but if i quit can GROUP ONE still be trashed? TEXAS
    I am sorry this happened to you. I don't know what group 1 & 2 are. Do you want to leave or fight to stay? Think what recourse you could have to deal with her. Document what happened, take it to HR....
    Mar 4, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. 1st Nursing Cartoon caption contest - win $100
    Never Fear Dr. WonderDog is here!
    Mar 3, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  12. 1st Nursing Cartoon caption contest - win $100
    I saw his stupid pet tricks last night. I laughed more than the patient did!
    Mar 3, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  13. Spinal level for discharge to the floor?
    Two dermatone levels from initial assessment. They are all ready in a bed and are transferred to the floor. If they are SDS they must be able to stand to get into a wheelchair. They must void in...
    May 3, '09
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  14. Hospital Scrubs
    We wear hospital issued scrubs and scrub hats.
    May 3, '09
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  15. PACU RN requirements
    Two years of critical care experience are required, along with BLS, PALS, and ACLS. On the job training is a bit scary if you do not have critical care skills, ekg interpretation and a course...
    Sep 24, '08
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  16. Anyone Have 10 hour shifts in their PACU?
    We have ten hour shifts in our PACU along with 12's and a few eights. We alternate start times that way we overlap for the busiest flow. Usually 2 start at 7, two start at 8, two start at 9, three...
    Sep 24, '08
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  17. Video distraction for Pediatric Patients
    We have a flat screen TV in the OR holding area for all the patients. It gives them a distraction while waiting for OR. I read that gameboys, handheld video games for school age children...
    Aug 2, '08
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  18. charting the level of the spinal
    We use dermatone levels to document levels of sensation. I hope this helps.
    Aug 2, '08
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  19. from ER to PACU
    You should transition well. ED nursing is a solid background for PACU, theart lines, ventrich's and other things will come with experience. Learning the pain management and types of surgeries will...
    Aug 2, '08
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  20. Family Visitation in the PACU
    Our PACU allows 2 visitors after two hours of recovery or sooner at the nurses discretion. It is supposed to be a quick 15 minute visit. Of course children are allowed their parents almost as soon...
    Aug 2, '08
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  21. Post Anesthesia for SICU or Shock/Trauma
    Do your SICU patients get recovered directly in the SICU or do they go to PACU first? I would be happy to hear what others facilities do. We do not have a SICU where I work, we have a TRauma...
    Apr 18, '08
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  22. does anyone work at Cooper University Hospital?
    If you apply online a Human Resources Rep. will email you back and set up an interview. I did it almost 2 years ago and got quick results. I accepted a job there. It has its pros and cons. Mostly...
    Apr 18, '08
    Forum: New Jersey Nursing
  23. Mandatory TNCC or ATLS for PACU nurses
    Hi Do any other hospitals that are Level One Trauma Centers require TNCC or ATLS certifications for PACU nurses? We handle overflow Trauma Intensive Care Patients more and more frequently in our...
    Apr 17, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. Trauma Patients in the PACU
    Our Level I Trauma centers sends overflow TICU patients to the PACU. Occasionally we get patients directly from TRauma Admitting who do not need OR. TICU patients will go to the OR and be...
    Apr 17, '08
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  25. Change in IV Phenergan Policy
    Phenergan can only be given through a central venous line and diluted at my facility. It was taken off of our Post anethesia drug order sets. I have seen one episode of severe pain and eventual...
    May 27, '07
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications


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