Post Anesthesia Care Unit

Patients are optimized for surgical experience and recovered immediately from the operating room.

Population Served

  • Adults and adolescents (12 years old and older)

Number of Beds

  • 17 beds

Nurse/Patient Ratio

  • 2:1 


  • 7a-3:30p, 8a-6:30p, 8:30a-9p
  • On-call required

Skill Mix

  • Registered Nurse - 91%
  • PCT - 9%

Nursing Unit Orientation

  • Typically 4 weeks unit orientation


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