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 - 8 weeks - Days 12 $$||Fort Lauderdale FL|
|RN PACU - 10 weeks - Days 10||Livingston NJ|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 8||Santa Monica CA|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Nights 8||Lumberton NC|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 10 $$||Providence Area RI|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 8||Windsor VT|
|RN PACU - 12 weeks - Days 10||Chicago IL|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 8||Amarillo TX|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 8||Los Gatos CA|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 10||Wailuku HI|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 8 $$||Los Angeles CA|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 8 $$||Panorama City CA|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 10||Houston TX|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 8||Washington DC|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Nights 12||Springfield MO|
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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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