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Post Anesthesia Care

The Post Anesthesia Care Unit is a short-term critical care unit that consists of 24 acute care beds. The PACU nurse provides critical care to all patient populations following a surgical, diagnostic or therapeutic procedure for which an anesthetic agent was required. Additional staffing entities include health care partners, unit secretaries and senior nursing students.

The PACU staff members take pride in their collaborative relationships with other disciplines to ensure optimal patient care outcomes. Flexible self-scheduling is an asset in the unit because it provides consistency in accommodating staff lifestyles in addition to assuring adequate coverage for 16,000 cases per year.






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October 5, 2012
Conference: Steppingstones to Excellence in Wound Care

October 10, 2012
Conference: 6th Annual Pediatric & Neonatal Conference for Acute and Critical Care Nurses

November 16, 2012
Conference: 13th Annual Heart Matters




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Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center Nursing
1250 East Marshall Street Richmond, Virginia 23298-0510 Updated: 12/21/2011