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.


Legacy Mount Hood 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, 07-2300

Shift Length Worked & Start Times:

8 & 12 hour shifts

Number of Licensed Patient Beds:


Average Daily Unit Census:


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:


Special Skill Sets Usually Required of RNs: 



 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.