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 - Days 12||Columbia SC|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Day/Eve 12||Columbia SC|
|RN PACU - 14 weeks - Days 8 $$||Greenwich CT|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 10||Waxahachie TX|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 8 $$||Fall River MA|
|RN PACU - 12 weeks - Days 10 $$||Attleboro MA|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 9.5 $$||New York NY|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Evening 11.5||New York NY|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Nights 8||North Platte Area NE|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 8 $$||Santa Monica CA|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 10||Harrison AR|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Nights 12 $$||Seattle WA|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 12||Lake Forest IL|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Variable 12||South Central Montana MT|
|RN PACU - 12 weeks - Variable 12||Honolulu Area HI|
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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.
* indicates fast starts; $$ indicates higher than average pay in this specialty.
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