PACU Nursing

Slideshow of PACU Nurses in Action

Children's Hospital Los Angeles PACU nurses are a highly specialized group of nurses dedicated to providing quality, family-centered care to patients who have undergone surgical interventions/procedures under general anesthesia or sedation involving one or more of the following services:

  • Anesthesiology
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery/Cardiac Catheterization
  • Dental Surgery
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Pediatric Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Radiology
  • Urology

We care for children of all ages ranging from infants to adults in both our 22-bed main recovery room and our 13-bed ambulatory surgery center recovery room.

PACU Staff

Nursing skill level ranges from novice – including new graduates from the RN Residency Program , to expert clinical nurses able to manage the care of critically ill patients while in PACU.