Quote from danielle.scott3
The main thing I'm having trouble remembering is the second question about the anesthesia assistant and the 5th one what information or report is given when sending the patient to ICU and what role each nurse plays when sending to icu
As an ICU nurse, the CRNA gives me report. Report consists of procedure performed, time in OR, drugs given during the procedure -- including pain meds (need to know when the pt might need more), paralytic (need to know when it will wear off -- until then, we need to make sure the pt is well sedated, know that they can't cough, that it's useless to do a neuro exam...), antibiotics (so we know when next doses should be timed), etc. They tell us their intra-op I&O, including EBL, any abnormal VS/complications, family info.
They call report to my unit, and give updates when they arrive.
I don't typically talk to the RN from the OR -- only when pt is arriving from the PACU, as the PACU RN brings the pt to us.