Post Anesthesia Care Unit - Meridian Park

Note: This information is provided for nursing school faculty to let them know the kinds of clinical experiences available for nursing students at Legacy Health.

Site:

Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center

Unit Name:

Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)

Patient Population &/or Specialty Served:

Post-surgical, post-anesthesia care

Usual Times/Days of Week Unit Open:

M-F, 08-2300

Shift Length Worked & Start Times:

Varies

Number of Licensed Patient Beds:

14

Average Daily Unit Census:

25

Average Length of Stay:

60 minutes

Number RNs Working Each Shift:

6

Skill Mix: 

All RN except for 1 CHT

Style of Nursing & Usual Patient Assignment:

1:1 or 2:1

Special Skill Sets Usually Required of RNs: 

Critical care experience, BLS, ACLS, PALS, competencies in anesthesia agents, complications and recovery.

Comments: 

 1 student per term, please