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  1. recent colonoscopy experience
    They use Propofol where I work...People seem to do well with this. I think the redhead stuff just has to do with the fact that most (generally speaking...not all), are more sensitive to pain/nausea...
    Sep 5, '08
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  2. Anyone using Vistaril?
    Zofran, Dex, Reglan, Pepcid, Benedryl, Scopolamine patch, rare visteril.
    Mar 24, '07
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  3. OR patients bypass PACU for ICU
    Our burn patients all go straight back. Also any stable unit pt that came to OR already intubated can return straight back as well. Obviously any pts. that require stabilization post-op do come to...
    Mar 24, '07
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  4. New Grads in the PACU
    The PACU is not a very forgiving setting for learning the basics as listed by KrustyThe Nurse. I would encourage you to get previous ICU/ED experience and then try for PACU. Good luck!
    Mar 24, '07
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  5. Flamed during report.
    Our PACU was having the same difficulties with calling report. Our nurse manager did a 3 month survey in an attempt to determine just how many delays were caused by the floor turfing patients...
    Mar 24, '07
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  6. PCA's in PACU
    we start them in our PACU
    Mar 24, '07
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  7. Near miss, should I be blamed?
    This is just another clear indication that our medical system is in trouble. It is so sad that our patients are put at such great risk just because of continuing staffing shortages. Sorry you had...
    Apr 16, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. You might be a PACU nurse if...
    MD/CRNA has traveled WITHOUT oxygen AGAIN, and when SAO2 reads 80 something they say " uh... could you hurry up with that face mask?":confused:
    Apr 15, '06
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  9. prison guards in the OR
    One guard explained to us that safety of the nursing/medical staff is also their concern. He went on to say that they have had the family of prisoners attempt to liberate the prisoner during these...
    Apr 15, '06
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  10. Staying Overnight In Pacu With Icu Pt
    [QUOTE=suzanne4]Cases should not be started if there will not be a bed available. PACU staff should not be utilized like that as a back-up because the ICU is short. The big issue will occur when...
    Apr 15, '06
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  11. PACU--a day in the life
    I work in a PACU that is always very busy! We do an average of 80-100 cases per day (adults) -- our kids go to a pediatric recovery and run 20-40 each day. We have staffing every day, around the...
    Apr 15, '06
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  12. From ER to PACU ?
    We have several nurses in our PACU that came from ER and they are all very proficient and skilled nurses in the recovery setting. The turnover/acuities are very similiar. Vents can be intimidating...
    Apr 12, '06
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  13. Question for Recovery Nurses
    It sounds like you are getting started in the right direction. I guess that with regards to doing PACU now it would depend on the acuity levels of your patient populations. If you plan on doing...
    Apr 12, '06
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  14. Doctor on the edge of ethical behaviour.....
    Soooooo... Scary!
    Jan 12, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Anyone ever pass out at work....I just did :'(
    :bugeyes: YUP! Nursing School! We were getting the grand tour of how the rooms were set up and I remember my nursing instructer saying " And this is the suction here on the wall and this is...
    Jan 12, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. hello from australia!
    :wavey: Hello, from Missouri/USA. I work in a large Level One Trauma center here and our PACU has 21 slots that are BUSY all the time. We are a fast paced center taking all sorts of cases (Burn,...
    Jan 12, '06
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  17. PLZ explain "call"
    We rotate call and are responsible for 1 a month (12-16 hr shifts). We respond at any time for ANYTHING. If we are waiting between cases, we are allowed to sleep in the "call room". There is a...
    Jan 12, '06
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  18. call pay
    Missouri: $2:50/hr, $10:00 travel pay if called in, time and a half once you are called in, differential for night/weekend. 2 hour min. We are no where near Calif. it looks like!
    Jan 12, '06
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  19. age for not taking call
    :yeah: Our Level 1 Trauma staffs 24/7. Anyone 55 or older has the option of not taking call. Weekends are also waved, along with holidays. Can't wait!
    Jan 12, '06
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  20. Wearing scrubs in public...
    Our Level 1 Trauma Center very recently made the decision to have all employees wear scrubs of their own despite working in OR, PACU, L&D etc. We feel it was a financial decision while they claim...
    Jan 1, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Returning to ICU after a Back injury?
    PACU is a nice option for people wanting critical care without all the lifting, turning pts. etc.
    Jan 1, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Let's talk TRASH! Useless, outdated, OLD equipment or supplies on your unit, that is!
    How about "safety" needles that you can use SAFELY without sticking yourself?:idea:
    Jan 1, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. shaving cream to clean dirty butts??
    :Santa2: Looks like this santa has been playing with the shaving cream::wink2: Anyways. . .Many years ago, when I was training in the unit by a very "seasoned" nurse, she taught me to use the...
    Dec 26, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Bizarre! Bizarre! Bizarre!
    Recovered a guy not long ago that had given himself a cement enema.:eek: He is now the proud owner of a colostomy.
    Oct 28, '05
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  25. Just venting.....
    :heartbeat Glad everything turned out OK for you and your family!
    Oct 28, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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