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Eighty-five surveys were discarded because they were less then 30% completed, completed by nonnurses, or completed by nurses working outside the United States, working in a long-term care facility with ventilator-dependent patients, or working in an area other than an adult acute care ICU (eg, pediatric ICU, postanesthesia care unit, emergency room, medical/surgical unit).
A statistical method for predicting postanesthesia care unit staffing needs.
The patient was then disconnected from the equipment that monitored her vital signs and was moved to the Postanesthesia Care Unit (PACU).
According to this retrospective study (the author did use randomization to minimize the chance of bias), the ilioinguinal-iliohypogastric nerve block has multiple advantages over spinal anesthesia, including shorter time-to-home readiness, quicker oral intake postsurgery, and no need for postanesthesia care unit (PACU) or recovery room care.
We delayed going live on the postanesthesia care unit (PACU) module until May 2000 to transition temporary traveling nurses out of the organization and hire full-time, permanent nurses and train them.
The nurse anesthetist who took the patient to the postanesthesia care unit (PACU) stated in an affidavit that at the request of Dr.