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  1. "I'm not the doctor!"
    I don't have time to read through all the posts, unfortunately, but the OP must always bear in mind that there is a legal line which must not be crossed. Certain questions are the doctor's duty to...
    May 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation) for PACU- necessary, helpful, waste of time?
    I've recovered babies, but not newborns. They are usually taken straight to NICU from theater. Might be useful if you want to lend a hand after an emergency c-section.
    Aug 14, '13
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  3. PACU Staffing Ratios
    How many of your patients are children? What percentage are still intubated when you receive them? Are they breathing? If extubated, are they maintaining respiration unaided? I asked a similar...
    Aug 14, '13
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  4. June 2013 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    I thought the ad said "Giant Sale", not "Giant's Sale"!
    Jun 11, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  5. June 2013 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    Everyone warned me nursing would cut me down to size, but I didn't take them seriously....
    Jun 9, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  6. What meds would this PACU test cover?
    Oops, just re-read my post! Not Norcuron, that's another neuro muscular blocker! NALOXONE! Also known as Narcan, opiate reversal agent, but you should know that! Sorry for the blooper!
    May 23, '13
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  7. PICU to perianesthesia
    Perianaesthesia is really the big picture, as opposed to post anaesthesia. The former embraces all aspects of the theatre patient; pre-operative preparation and care, intra-operative monitoring and...
    May 22, '13
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  8. What meds would this PACU test cover?
    Don't forget neostigmine, flumenazil (anexate) and norcuron. Also your anticholinergic substances like Robinul and Atropine. You'll need to know the difference between the different muscle relaxants,...
    May 22, '13
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  9. Kudos to OR Nurses!
    LTC??? How on earth have you been coping? I did my share of LTC, also psych and frail care back in the way back when but you couldn't torture me out of the theater complex now!
    Apr 20, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  10. Mixing pacu phase 1 & 2 pts
    Neither is a really bad concept; preop and phase 2 can work together provided the post-op patients are relaxed, pain free and no PONV. Putting phase 1 and 2 together can also work, provided the phase...
    Apr 7, '13
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  11. Post op recovery of regional C-section
    Yes, we recover our c-sections in pacu. They VERY rarely need to stay longer than 20 minutes.
    Apr 6, '13
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  12. Operating room nurse wants to become a Pacu nurse
    Can you do a bit of circulating/anaesthetics before you switch? In my experience, nurses accustomed to assisting the anaesthesia provider and who have a good knowledge of the drugs used have a pretty...
    Apr 6, '13
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  13. Mixing pacu phase 1 & 2 pts
    Smaller hospitals do not have space for a phase 2 area. Ours does not, and is very space restricted, so we have to fast track our patients out. I would LOVE to be able to provide phase 2 level care,...
    Apr 6, '13
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  14. charting meds dur conscious sedation for another rn
    There are times when a second person doing the charting is, if not essential, at least extremely useful in ensuring that correct times of administration are recorded and also in recording events,...
    Apr 6, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  15. ICU RN in need of less physically demanding unit, PACU?
    PACU can be very physically demanding on busy days, especially where you have more than one fast-moving theater list. If it's ent with a lot of peds, you can be run off your feet, and you'd be amazed...
    Feb 26, '13
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  16. Saudi Arabia - Good Idea or Not
    After what happened to Prof Karabus (local pediatrician, retired) in UAE, you wouldn't catch me working in any middle Eastern country.
    Feb 23, '13
    Forum: World Nursing
  17. Win $100! February 2013 Caption Contest
    Stop PANICKING! It's just a novelty sherbet dispenser!
    Feb 22, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  18. Role of a PACU nurse?
    The newer volatile agents are very quickly metabolized so you don't get that "smell" when the patients exhale any more. The older generation gases were said to have an affect on staff in PACU, which...
    Jan 27, '13
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  19. Role of a PACU nurse?
    Only if the scavenging system is not functioning properly. This is part of the normal function of all anaesthetic machines, unless they're museum pieces!
    Jan 26, '13
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  20. Role of a PACU nurse?
    This may be dependent on various factors; it may be the facility's policy that patients must be extubated and stable before the anaesthesia provider may hand over to the PACU RN. This may be feasible...
    Jan 25, '13
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  21. How has "nursing" helped you at home?
    Working with **** in various forms at work never helped me deal with the same at home. They only inspired me to get out of home till the tantrums and associated performances were over and the little...
    Jan 19, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  22. Win CASH! New Year Nursing Caption Contest - $100
    Yet another practical joke pulled on a new grad - 2013 was sent to respond to a code in the morgue.....
    Jan 15, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  23. Win CASH! New Year Nursing Caption Contest - $100
    2013 was a little slow to realise no-one else wanted 2012 back....
    Jan 12, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  24. Policy on length of stay in the PACU
    The spinal issue would depend on whether your PACU has a phase 2 area or not. Small pacus like mine just take phase 1 cases, stabilize them and discharge to the ward/unit. Spinal cases, where there...
    Jan 12, '13
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  25. working in PACU, and your OR team doesn't give a ***** about you
    I feel for you. Sweet wild rose is dead right; 1.5 bays per theater is the optimum, which at least gives you adequate facilities and reduces the pressure on you to discharge your patients. Yes,...
    Jan 12, '13
    Forum: PACU Nursing


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