Lifting in the PACU

  1. Hello,

    I am looking to find a nursing position that is going to be easier on my back. Currently I am a telemetry nurse at the VA hospital. Lots of pulling, lifting etc. How much lifting is involved in the PACU? I was thinking outpatient PACU. Thanks!
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  3. by   azhiker96
    For the most part, there is not a lot of lifting on our outpatients. Of course, there are exceptions that can be taxing. Just use good lifting mechanics and friends when needed.
  4. by   Siss
    In the PACU I work in, there is quite a lot of lifting. We are constantly pulling patients up in bed to raise the HOB and increase respiratory effort. Turning and repositioning as well as transporting require good body mechanics.
  5. by   Yeehah
    i have worked in UK, Australia have a no lift policy. Training and equipment is necessary and slide sheets are the best for manoevering a pt sideways, and up/ down the bed or trolley. mostly costs is what stops hospitals instituting them as part of manual handling tools.