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 8||Santa Fe NM|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 12||Seattle WA|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Evenings 12||Orange Park FL|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 12||Charleston SC|
|RN PACU - 14 weeks - Days 10||Walnut Creek CA|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 10||South Bend IN|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Evening 10||Melrose MA|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 10||Dayton OH|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Nights 12||Bangor ME|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 12||Bangor ME|
|RN PACU - 10 weeks - Days 10||Livingston NJ|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 8||Fort Mohave AZ|
|RN PACU - 14 weeks - Days 12||Walnut Creek CA|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 12 $$||New Haven CT|
|RN PACU - 13 weeks - Days 10||San Pedro CA|
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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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