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by Luvelyone Luvelyone (Member)

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as i am an rn student who just got my lpn license, i was hoping to get some experience over the summer before classes start again in the fall. however, when looking at positions posted at our one and only local hospital, i am confused at what some of the abbreviations mean:

re days

pacu

rnfa

scn

i know they may not apply to me, but what the heck are they?

thanks!

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PACU= Post Anesthesia Care Unit, what used to be called recovery room. It's also called PAR: Post Anesthesia Recovery.

RE Days: Regular days, I think.

Other two I've never heard of.

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KR specializes in ICU, Agency, Travel, Pediatric Home Care, LTAC, Su.

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RNFA=Registered Nurse First Assist

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CIRQL8 has 13 years experience and specializes in Only the O.R. and proud of it!.

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RNFA usually assistes the surgeon in the OR in many ways. Retraction, coagulation, assist w/ closure, maybe even close skin by themselves. Sometimes does pre and post op visits.

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RNFA's have special licensure ni Texas. They assist in surgery and open/close some cases.

Be sure to ask HR what all you are qualified for and find out the hours and other expectations so you will be able to complete your education. Good luck!

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RNFA's have special licensure in Texas. They assist in surgery and open/close some cases.

Be sure to ask HR what all you are qualified for and find out the hours and other expectations so you will be able to complete your education. Good luck!

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nurseofalltrades has 2 years experience and specializes in LTC?Skilled and dialysis.

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SCN in our facility stands for skilled care nursing

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lpn1313 has 6 years experience and specializes in Skilled nursing@ LTC.

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PACU=post anesthesia care unit

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