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 12||Huntington WV|
|RN PACU - 14 weeks - Days 10 $$||Lexington KY|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 8||Cypress TX|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 8||Garfield Heights OH|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 12||Springfield MA|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 12||Morristown NJ|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 10||Columbia MO|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Nights 12||Bangor ME|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 12||Portland OR|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 10||West Valley City UT|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 8 $$||Vallejo CA|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 12||Irving TX|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 12||Tacoma WA|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Variable 8||Columbus Area OH|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 12||Houston TX|
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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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