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  1. Medsurg to outpatient PACU?

    While there is technically no distinction between the actual or potential needs of an outpatient vs inpatient postoperative patient, there is however a huge difference between anesthesia techniques. For example, you wouldn't need to worry about resid...
  2. Medsurg to outpatient PACU?

    I've travelled all across the western half of the US for PACU and the vast majority are the way I describe. Also, the OP is talking about an ambulatory surgery center which means 99% of their patients will be MAC. In many inpatient facilities MAC pat...
  3. Travel Nursing for PACU

    I'm a travel PACU nurse and have never had an issue with finding contracts, but I'm also willing to travel just about anywhere. Like GirlOnPfizer said, case loads wax and wane on a normal basis which does encourage the use of temp staff and this need...
  4. Yes, this is correct. Phase II standards of care are generally less, but do still require a second staff member capable of at least BLS
  5. Medsurg to outpatient PACU?

    I've worked inpatient and outpatient PACU in various settings ranging from surgery centers to level one trauma and peds. I think you'll be fine. One of the great things about PACU is that it's a highly team oriented environment, unlike what you've pr...
  6. Pre-Op in PACU

    I may be going out on a limb, but if you only have eight PACU bays, then there's a good chance that your facility is small enough that PreOP and PACU are staffed by the same nurses in a rotating basis, in which case the PreOp nurses ought to be "comp...
  7. Pre op Question

    Usually the age is around 8 years old. That beings said, it's not strictly an age related practice, more so it's dependent on the pt's size/weight. Some anesthesia providers will not induce a patient without IV access because they have no means of mi...
  8. Practices for Caring for Late Phase II's

    Just curious to see what your facilities do to handle late phase II patients. Some places I've worked pre-op closes at 1600 and anything after that was handled by PACU staff, granted the day usually was winding down so there was time for this and the...
  9. Question for my perioperative peeps

    Just so you know, I put this in general nursing forum because you don’t need to be a PACU nurse to be familiar with how these assignments work... also, my thread is completely dead now because the PACU forum on here is completely stagnant... so thank...
  10. Question for my perioperative peeps

    Thanks for the info guys! I’m actually a traveling PACU nurse and in my six years of experience, I’ve almost always worked under some kind of turn based assignment, but my current facility is just completely set on trying to plan the entire day out a...
  11. Hi! I’m a PACU nurse, and for the sake of gathering data, I’m reaching out to any perioperative nurses about assignments/staffing specifically for pre-op/PACU. How do you guys do it? What works best? Big and small, preop and pacu. I’ve worked places ...
  12. Nursing Student Thinking Austin.

    Hello Everyone, I'm new to this site and I was wondering if anyone in the Austin area could give me some advice. I'm a student enrolled in a BSN program in my hometown. My wife is an LVN and is also currently enrolled in an ADN program. We both have ...