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.


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:


Number of Licensed Patient Beds:


Average Daily Unit Census:


Average Length of Stay:

60 minutes

Number RNs Working Each Shift:


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.


 1 student per term, please