PACU Nurses Guide Patients as Anesthesia Dissipates
PACU nurses are responsible for making sure patients wake up from anesthesia safely. Medication used in surgery can cause a host of problems, and these nurses protect against them.
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Nights 8||Asheville NC|
|RN PACU - 12 weeks - Days 12||Chicago IL|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 8||Lynchburg VA|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 12||Western Colorado Area CO|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 8 $$||Monroe WA|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - D/N Rotating||Baltimore MD|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Nights 12||South Weymouth MA|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 12||Columbia MO|
|RN PACU - 8 weeks - Evenings 12||Kansas City KS|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 12||Bangor ME|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Eve 12||Detroit MI|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Nights 8||Lake City FL|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Nights 12||Indianapolis IN|
|RN PACU - 12 weeks - Days 12||Worcester Area MA|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Day 9||Voorhees NJ|
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Anesthesia is absolutely vital to the surgical process, but waking up from it can cause breathing problems, heart problems, and presentation of surgical side effects that were not evident while the anesthesia was in effect. Nurses in this specialty are trained to monitor the patient’s metrics as they come out of the medication, paying special attention to breathing, heart rate, the incision, and signs of internal bleeding. PACU nurses must be ready to react to any problem after the surgery.
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