Very busy PACU. 90% Adults, 10% Peds
Pros: we have our own transporters to take the patients up to the rooms.
Cons: frequent bed delays for the patients, environment can be loud.
Average day is about 25-35 cases. We recover all types of patients, C-sections to Cath Lab (if general anesthesia is used). All open heart patients go directed to surgical ICU. All computerized charting and just changed to computer order entry. My manager is very good. She gets our schedules out early and is very flexible if you need to charge things. All my coworkers get along great and work well as a team! The hardest part of the job is when we have to hold the patients in pacu on bed delays while waiting for rooms to become available. We try to make it as comfortable for them as possible, but it is a busy, loud unit at times.