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PACU Nurses, or Postoperative Care Unit Nurses, care for patients who are recovering from surgery. Responsibilities highlighted on example resumes of PACU Nurses include obtaining and recording vital signs for preoperative and postoperative anesthesia patients, and ensuring that all vital signs are within a normal range. Those interested in becoming PACU Nurses must have a degree from an accredited school of nursing and must be licensed as a registered nurse. Applicants should also be able to show a certification in Basic and Advanced Cardiac Life Support on their resumes.

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PACU Nurse

Recovered patients undergoing Robotic, General, Neuro, Orthopedic, Breast, Plastic, Laser, Eye, and Gynecologic surgery both inpatient and outpatient

  • Performed post patient assessment, review of history, discharge planning, and review of diagnostic studies with appropriate follow through and physician consultation.
  • Managed post operative pain and surgical sites
  • Assessed and prepared patients/families/significant others for discharge
  • Northside Hospital 1000 Johnson-Ferry Rd Atlanta, GA 30342, ph 404-851-8000
Candidate Info
18
years in
workforce
7
months
at this job
AAS
Nursing
BSN
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
2

PACU Nurse

Provided direct quality care to post-operative patients for both scheduled and emergent surgeries

  • Assessed patient's condition and monitored post-surgical recovery
  • Implemented post-surgical treatment plan and provided detailed report to med/surg nurse for patient transfer/admission
  • Reviewed and implemented physician orders
  • Assisted in transesophageal echocardiogram procedures
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
AS
Associate of Science
BA
Business Management
3

PACU Nurse

Evaluated and accessed admission document

  • Established safe and encouraging environment
  • Identified/Initiated emergent situations and procedures
  • Initiated immediate care during post-operative recovery period
  • Communicated changes in patient status to Physician, CRNA, and RN
  • Educated client and responsible guardian of post-operative instruction, including infection, post-operatic complications, preventative measures, and medication administration
  • Assessed and documented clients' medical histories, including allergies and other assessment parameters
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
6
months
at this job
Voc
Nursing
4

Pre-op and PACU Nurse

Provided direct patient care to pre- and post-op orthopaedic patients.

  • Educated patients and their caregivers on the proper use and safety of orthopaedic equipment such as braces, immobilizers, casts, and crutches.
  • Advised on proper pain management techniques which included IV pain pumps, oral medications, and other alternatives.
  • Effectively collaborated with an interdisciplinary team of physicians, physical therapists, and home health providers.
  • Assessed patients pre-op and ordered required labs related to their medical history.
  • Provided next day follow up to all patients and addressed any questions and concerns.
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
AS
Nursing
College Preparatory
5

PACU Nurse Scholar

Managed and recovered high acuity patients with neurological, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, pulmonary and renal surgeries. Managed pancreas and kidney transplant patients.

  • Provided patient care according to the hospital processes, policies and procedures.
  • Ensured stability of patient's vital signs and administered medication when appropriate.
  • Knowledge of cardiac telemetry.
  • Recognized clinical abnormalities then communicated with anesthesiologist in reference to diagnosing and treating of clinical problems.
  • Monitored MAP, BP, arterial pressure and other vital signs, provided care of arterial and central venous lines, as well as, ventilator management.
  • Managed patient care analgesia and epidural pumps for pain management.
  • Educated and supported patient and family on care of patient.
Candidate Info
28
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BSN
Nursing
MBA
Strategic Leadership
Nursing
6

Pre-admissions Nurse and Pre-op/pacu Nurse

Contacted patients- assessed and documented all patients past medical history prior to procedure

  • Obtained and reviewed all patients PATs
  • Scheduled all patients procedures through EMR - Amkai Solutions - Charts and Office
  • Maintained open communication with the physician office and business office staff regarding patients insurance prior to scheduling of the surgery
  • Assisted in yearly state inspection with zero deficiencies and AAAHC accreditation
  • Assisted in credentialing of over 60 Surgeons, Anesthesiologists, Physicians Assistants, and CRNAs.
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
C
Nursing
AS
Associate of Science
7

Lpn/pacu Nurse

Obtained consent, started IV's and prepared the patient for the procedure, verbally, physically, and emotionally.

  • Documented all aspects of patient care according to the policies of the center.
  • Assisted the RN with the narcotic count.
  • Monitored the patients during the recovery phase under direct supervision of the RN.
  • Discharged the patient as directed by the physician, providing any patient education.
  • Called the patients post-procedure to check the status of their recovery.
  • Adhered to all policies and procedures while dealing tactfully and effectively with patients, co-workers and physicians.
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
8

PACU Nurse

Responsible for admissions, assessments, discharges and monitoring of surgical patients

  • Circulating nurse during cataract, glaucoma and surgical procedures
  • Float nurse responsible for pupil dilation and prepping patients for surgery
  • Administered [company name], peri-op and post-op medications as per MD orders
  • Reviewed charts for quality and assurance
  • Educated patients on surgical procedures, [company name] and post-op care
Candidate Info
20
years in
workforce
8
months
at this job
BS
Criminal Justice
9

PACU Nurse

Provided [company name] education, evaluation, and preparation for patients prior to procedures

  • Provided acute care for post-operative patients recovering from anesthesia at an ambulatory surgical center
  • Managed assessments, nursing diagnosis and formulation of the written plan of care
  • Identify and manage life threatening post-operative and anesthetic complications
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Nursing
BA
Marketing
10

PACU Nurse

Administer comprehensive care appropriate to the age of the patient served on assigned units.

  • Perform airway assessment and management, cardiac and hemodynamic monitoring, and pulse oximetry.
  • Diagnose and intervene for patients receiving an anesthetic which serves to alter patient's level of consciousness in the immediate post-operative phase.
  • Ensure care provided is in accordance with standards established by the Nursing Service Department, and other regulatory agencies.
Candidate Info
25
years in
workforce
10
years
at this job
BS
Nursing
MA
Management

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