Ep. 09 – PACU Nursing: What You Should Know - Ali Moog, RN, BSN

September 14, 2021

On this episode, we dove deep into a setting that is becoming more and more popular among nurses today—the PACU. Our special guest, Ali Moog, RN, BSN, shared her personal account of life as a PACU nurse, her memorable moments from the PACU, working as a PACU nurse during COVID, and more. 

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We Discuss

  • (0:00) An introduction to Ali and her nursing background
  • (5:53) Life as a PACU nurse
  • (12:50) PACU nurse orientation
  • (15:55) Understanding PACU codes
  • (19:07) Differences between an anesthesiologist and CRNA
  • (22:25) The culture of the PACU
  • (25:09) Work-life balance as a PACU nurse
  • (29:22) #PACUProblems
  • (32:18) Memorable moments from the PACU
  • (34:01) Working as a PACU nurse during COVID
  • (38:21) The main challenges of working in PACU
  • (40:30) Driving factors for nurses to transition to PACU

About Ali Moog, RN, BSN

Ali has been a nurse for six years, starting her career in a surgical step-down unit before transitioning to her current role in the PACU—where she has been for the last five years. She works as a level-3 clinician and a PRN Evening Charge Nurse and advocates for giving other specialty nursing units a closer look at life in the PACU. When she is not working, Ali is a mother to her beautiful 3-year-old and 1-year-old daughters at home. To keep up with Ali’s nursing career and lifestyle, follow her on Instagram!

About the Show

Producer – Jonathan Cary

Assistant Producers – Katie Schrauben & Sam MacKay

Music & Editing – Aidan Dykes

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