PACU nursing and intro

  1. 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 1/2 years, working in Florida in PACU. I was wondering why there isn't a PACU specialty board. I know there are a lot of us out there! How to get one started? Anyone else interested?
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    Joined: Oct '06; Posts: 24

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  3. by   Tweety
    Welcome! Nice to meet you!
  4. by   piper_for_hire
    I work some PACU time too and I wondered the same thing. Perhaps we want to keep the PACU our own little secret! It's the only unit in our hosptital where there's a waiting list to get in!

    -S

    Quote from RNPamP
    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 1/2 years, working in Florida in PACU. I was wondering why there isn't a PACU specialty board. I know there are a lot of us out there! How to get one started? Anyone else interested?
  5. by   billsnurse
    Hello,

    I am looking into different fields of nursing. I've done med-surg for a year and a half. What do PACU nurses do?
  6. by   Tweety
    Quote from billsnurse
    Hello,

    I am looking into different fields of nursing. I've done med-surg for a year and a half. What do PACU nurses do?

    PACU nurses care for patients fresh from the OR - post anesthesia. It's a speciality that requires critical care training, Usually it takes a patient about an hour or two to "recover" from anesthesia for they are then transfered to the floor.

    That's the short, simplified version.
  7. by   lyndarn1
    where in florida are you? I am near Leesburg, but was in Ormond beach for 15 months.
  8. by   Tweety
    Quote from lyndarn1
    where in florida are you? I am near Leesburg, but was in Ormond beach for 15 months.
    Hi! I'm in St. Petersburg on the west central gulf coast!

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