Post Anesthesia Care Unit - Mount Hood

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 Mount Hood Medical Center

Unit Name:

Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)

Placement coordinator: 

Anne Wilson, 503-413-3231 

Patient Population &/or Specialty Served:

Post-surgical, post-anesthesia care

Usual Times/Days of Week Unit Open:

M-F, 07-2300

Shift Length Worked & Start Times:

8 & 12 hour shifts

Number of Licensed Patient Beds:

6

Average Daily Unit Census:

Varies

Average Length of Stay:

60 minutes

Number RNs Working Each Shift:

2-3 day shift, 1-2 evening shift

Skill Mix: 

RN only

Average Skill Style of Nursing & Usual Patient Assignment:

1:1

Special Skill Sets Usually Required of RNs: 

PALS, ACLS

Comments: 

 Short-term observation following a surgery case can be educational for students.  All-day assignments are not recommended due to fluctuations in census and staffing.