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Post anesthesia care unit

  1. 1. Post Anesthesia Care Unit<br />By: Desalyn Johnson<br />
  2. 2. Breakdown<br />Post-surgery<br />Critical Care Nurses<br />V/S, Pain managed, administration of med<br />Discharge<br />
  3. 3. Critical Care Nurses<br />Care for acutely and critically ill pts.<br />Registered Nurse (RN)<br />Education<br />Salary<br />
  4. 4. Post-op<br />Drugs can cause side effects<br />Pt. is out of it<br />Anesthesia effects<br />Walk after surgery<br />
  5. 5. My Experience!!<br />
  6. 6. Quiz<br />1.) What type of Nurses take care of the patients in the PACU?<br />2.) Name the two main actions that a patient must do before being discharged?<br />3.) Name a few of the things that the Nurse do while caring for the patient?<br />4.) What can a Nurse do to become the specialized Nurse in the PACU, but is not required?<br />
  7. 7. Quiz contd.<br />5.) What are some of the side effects that the anesthesia may cause a patient to do while in the PACU?<br />6.) Do the patients remember their actions?<br />7.) What is important for a patient to do after surgery?<br />8.) Why is this important?<br />9.) What questions/information must the Nurse ask/tell the patient when entering the PACU?<br />10.) What main thing did I do while in the PACU?<br />
  8. 8. Sources<br />http://www.discovernursing.com/jnj-specialtyID_95-dsc-specialty_detail.aspx<br />http://health.ucsd.edu/yourhospitalstay/surgery/pacu.htm<br />http://www.hssanes.org/for-patients/post-anesthesia-care-unit.htm<br />http://www.nurseweek.com/careers/critical.asp<br />

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