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 - Variable 8 $$||Northern California Area CA|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Nights 10||Worcester MA|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 12 $$||Los Angeles Area CA|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Day 12||Cheverly MD|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Eve 12.5||Cheverly MD|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 8||Waupun WI|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 8||La Jolla CA|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 10||Concord CA|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 12||Chandler AZ|
|RN PACU - 8 weeks - Variable 8/12 $$||St. Louis Park MN|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 8||Camden SC|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 12||Bismarck ND|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - D/N Rotating $$||Laramie WY|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Variable 8||Abilene-San Angelo Area TX|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 10||Indianapolis-Carmel Area IN|
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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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