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  1. The Checklist: If something so simple can transform intensive care...
    Actually, I believe Dr Pronovost and Hopkins are being credited here because they were among the first to try these sorts of things (and publish them, of course!). I was at Hopkins from 2001-2003...
    Dec 17, '07
    Forum: Nursing News
  2. Computer Charting in PACU Question
    I don't know how helpful this reply will be b/c we hate our computer charging system too! We have a GE program for our entire surgical services from pre-op thru PACU and would give it a big :down:. ...
    Nov 8, '07
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  3. Holding overnight (or even days at a time)
    Hey PACU nurses! I was just wondering how many PACUs out there have patients holding overnight routinely (or even for a couple of days). Our bed situation here seems to be out of control, to the...
    Jun 1, '07
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  4. Should I report this CRNA?
    Thanks to all who responded; I appreciate the interest. I did end up writing this guy up. I was going back and forth on the issue, and while I do see the viewpoint of those who said to just accept...
    May 29, '07
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  5. 3 Qualities My Family Doc Must Have
    1. My PCP must be a Nurse Practitioner! If I have any choice at all anymore, I always see an NP because... 2. They take the time to listen 3. They actually seem to care Of course, I know...
    May 8, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Incometent Doctor
    Nene's probably right, "refuses" is kind of a loaded word. But when you are telling a doc over and over again that a patient is awake and c/o 10/10 pain and they say they won't order anything,...
    Apr 2, '07
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. Incometent Doctor
    I just want to respectfully disagree that you should "not put anything in the patient's chart". Of course, don't include any personal commentary or opinion, but you should be documenting exactly...
    Apr 2, '07
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. Should I report this CRNA?
    Thanks to everyone for the advice. I have written up the incident and reported it to my acting nurse manager, her supervisor, and the CRNA's supervisor (figured I'd cover all my bases). I'm glad to...
    Mar 30, '07
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  9. Pt's Complaint? Warranted or not?
    Well, I would say that if the patient never complained to you about the door being open then their complaint is invalid. Patients often seem to think we are mind readers. This seems to happen quite...
    Mar 29, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Pain control for CEAs
    I am wondering what the general consensus is with regard to pain control for post op CEA patients. In the hospital I am currently at, CEA patients are only written for tylenol for pain, and very...
    Mar 26, '07
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  11. Should I report this CRNA?
    Hi everyone, sorry for the length of this post. I had a situation happen to me at work on Friday that I would like to get some feedback on. I am a PACU RN with 5 yrs of experience, and I consider...
    Mar 25, '07
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  12. Pain relief options during labor
    Hi to all you L&D nurses, I have a question for you. I am an RN, I work in PACU, and my husband and I are thinking about starting a family relatively soon. My question is, what is the full range of...
    Feb 23, '07
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  13. From ICU to PACU
    BTW, to add to my last post, ASPAN dictates a maximum of two Phase I pts per RN at one time. If your facility is not abiding by this very important rule, I would look for other employment. You are...
    Jan 3, '07
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  14. From ICU to PACU
    I did the move from ICU to PACU 3 yrs ago, after 2 yrs in ICU. I haven't regretted it for a minute. You'll have to see for yourself, but I think of PACU as critical care without a lot of the harder...
    Jan 3, '07
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  15. DISCHARGE from PACU?  Who does this?
    Here is a direct copy of the ASPAN position on RN staffing in Phase I PACU; this info came from the website: Position It is, therefore, the position of ASPAN that two licensed nurses, one of...
    Jan 3, '07
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  16. Holiday gift for manager?
    Hi everyone! I just wanted to find out how many of you are planning on giving your boss(es) a holiday gift? If so, what?
    Dec 13, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Need Help & Opinions/Orientation Problem
    I think the basic concept here may not be whether she needs the classes or not, but that a nurse who does not feel competent to be off orientation in an ICU probably shouldn't be. Also, isn't being...
    Dec 5, '06
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  18. Weclome to the New PACU Nursing Forum
    :spin: Thanks! :balloons:
    Dec 5, '06
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  19. PACU specialty board
    OK, seems like we have some interest. Now, how do we go about starting another specialty. Administrators? Please help...
    Dec 4, '06
    Forum: How To Use Site
  20. PACU specialty board
    Hi, I'm new here, and I was wondering if anyone had ever suggested starting a PACU nursing forum. I looked into the critical care and OR nursing forums, but the discussions didn't really cross over....
    Oct 9, '06
    Forum: How To Use Site
  21. PACU nursing and intro
    Hello, everyone! I just discovered this site, and I'm finding it very fun and interesting to see the thoughts and opinions of nurses from all over. A little about me: I am a BSN trained RN for 4...
    Oct 6, '06
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  22. ICU, when to advance?
    I think it depends on the needs and capabilities of these teaching and trauma hospitals. My first job out of nursing school was in an urban academic setting, and they had no problem hiring me right...
    Oct 6, '06
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice

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