The Perioperative Nursing Department at our client hospital in Riyadh has six units; Post-Anesthesia Care Unit, Level-II OR, Day Surgery Unit, Pre-Anesthesia Clinic, Day Medical Unit, and IVF Clinic.
The PACU provides advanced nursing care to adult and pediatric patients who are in the immediate postoperative period or those who require minor surgical procedures.
No. of Beds: 27
Nurse Patient Ratio:
1:1 (pediatric/unstable, unconscious adult)
1:2 (conscious, stable patient)
Hours of Operation:
Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and this is as follows:
07:00 â 16:30 5 days
08:00 â 17:30 5 days
08:00 â 19:30 4 days
Charge Nurse: 07:00 â 19:30 (22 shifts per 6 weeks)
Night shift: 1930 â 0700 Saturday thru Wednesday (44 hours/week)
Emergency cases (on call) from 7:30 p.m. â 7:30 a.m. Saturday to Wednesday.
Thursday & Friday on call till 7:30 am on Saturday.