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 $$||Oakland CA|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 10 $$||Lincoln NE|
|RN PACU - 18 weeks - Variable 12||Ionia MI|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 10 $$||Chicago IL|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 8||Muskegon MI|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 8||Petaluma CA|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 8 $$||Tacoma WA|
|RN PACU - 6 weeks - Days 10 $$||Medford OR|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Variable 8||Hilo Area HI|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 12||Rockville MD|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 12||Walnut Creek CA|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Variable 10||Orlando FL|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 12||Orlando FL|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Variable 12||Seattle WA|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 8||Deming NM|
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Anesthesia is absolutely vital to the surgical process, but waking up from it can cause breathing problems, heart problems, and presentation of surgical side effects that were not evident while the anesthesia was in effect. Nurses in this specialty are trained to monitor the patient’s metrics as they come out of the medication, paying special attention to breathing, heart rate, the incision, and signs of internal bleeding. PACU nurses must be ready to react to any problem after the surgery.
* indicates fast starts; $$ indicates higher than average pay in this specialty.
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