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 Texas Region TX|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 10||Missoula MT|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Variable 8 $$||Rochester MN|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 8||Frisco TX|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 12||McKinney TX|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 10||Ketchikan AK|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 12||South Bend IN|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 8||Virginia Beach VA|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Evening 10||Kansas City KS|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 10||Kansas City KS|
|RN PACU - 8 weeks - Variable 10/1||Kansas City KS|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Day/Night 8||Madison Area WI|
|RN PACU - 14 weeks - Days 10||Warwick RI|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 8||Glens Falls NY|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 12||Glens Falls NY|
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Anesthesia is absolutely vital to the surgical process, but waking up from it can cause breathing problems, heart problems, and presentation of surgical side effects that were not evident while the anesthesia was in effect. Nurses in this specialty are trained to monitor the patient’s metrics as they come out of the medication, paying special attention to breathing, heart rate, the incision, and signs of internal bleeding. PACU nurses must be ready to react to any problem after the surgery.
* indicates fast starts; $$ indicates higher than average pay in this specialty.
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