The Post-Anaesthetic Care Unit (PACU) - Part 2
- Best-practice airway management - including airway distress
- Assessment of level of consciousness including correct documentation
- Assessment for haemodynamic instability
- Monitoring and managing the physiological effects of the surgical intervention e.g. postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV)
- Use of analgesia
Suzi Querruel has been working in the perioperative field for the past decade. Her passion lies in perianaesthesia nursing, and she has been seeking to advance the field over the past few years. She is a tutor and lecturer for Western Sydney University [WSU] in the Bachelor of Nursing program and WSU The College in their Academic Pathways Programs. She is the unit coordinator at WSU The College for the subjects "health communication" and "skills in health science".
She was previously anaesthetic coordinator at Westmead Private Hospital and also has held sessional nurse educator posi...