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 10||San Francisco CA|
|RN PACU - 6 weeks - Days 12||Rancho Mirage CA|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 10||Columbia Area MO|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Variable 12||Burlington MA|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 8||Burlington MA|
|RN PACU - 14 weeks - Days 10||Worcester MA|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Nights 11.5||New York NY|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Evening 11.5||New York NY|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 11.5||New York NY|
|RN PACU - 12 weeks - Eve 12||Philadelphia PA|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 10||Santa Fe NM|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 8||Marquette MI|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 10||Seattle WA|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 8||Flagstaff AZ|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Nights 8||Charleston SC|
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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.
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