The OHSU South PACU provides 24/7 perianesthesia care to adult patients as well as some pediatric patients. The department cares for Ambulatory, Acute Care, and Critical Care patients arriving from home, the emergency department, or from the In-Patient setting and prepares them for surgery or other procedures. We also recover patients from anesthesia after their surgeries and transition them to the inpatient setting or discharge them home. OHSU is a Magnet designated hospital, a Level 1 Trauma Center, and the only Academic Medical Center in the state of Orego
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The PeriAnesthesia nurses are responsible for assessing patient and family needs, planning and coordinating care, and for consultation of interdisciplinary services. Procedures and treatments provided in the PeriAnesthesia Department include but are not limited to: placing venous access, drawing bloodwork, medication administration, fluid and blood administration, radiography, ultrasonography, intubation, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Patient population and diagnoses vary from minor to critical to include both elective and emergent surgeries. The PeriAnesthesia Team works to determine level of care based on patient stability, discharge appropriateness, and resource and referral allocation. The nurse-to-patient ratio is 1:1 to 1:4 based on ASPAN standards and the patient’s dynamic stability and acuity.
The OHSU Clinical registered nurse (RN) provides compassionate, evidence-based, and efficient care to individuals, families, communities and patient populations. The Clinical RN's care delivery is consistent with the Oregon Nurse Practice Act, the ANA Scope and Standards of Practice, and the ANA Code of Ethics. The Clinical RN demonstrates the professional role obligations of scientist, leader, and knowledge transferor [Onsomble Model of the Professional Role™]. Professional accountability enriches the Clinical RN's engagement as a leader in promoting an inter-professional culture of collaborative decision-making, innovation, life-long learning, and teamwork. The Clinical RN exemplifies the principles of a Culture of Safety by committing to a Just Culture, a Reporting Culture, a Learning Culture, and an Engaged Informed Culture.
*Bonus Disclaimer: current ONA OHSU, Portland Adventist and Hillsboro Medical Center employees are not eligible
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