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Pediatric PACU - PREPAC4 (Bloomberg 4 N)

32 bed Prep/PACU unit provides care for children less than 22 years of age undergoing surgery and/or interventional procedures requiring anesthesia or sedation. ZB4 Prep/PACU provides perianesthesia care seven days week for pediatric surgery and trauma.

Patient Population

  • Pediatrics up to age 22
  • 1 to 1.5 hours for PACU, 6-8 hours Extended Recovery

Number of Beds

  • 32 Prep and Recovery

Nurse/Patient Ratio

  • Prep 1:2-3
  • PACU 1:1-2

New Grad RN Orientation Length

  • 8-16 weeks, with designated preceptor


  • Open 24/7
  • Combination of 8 and 10 hour shifts (day/evening shifts): M-F 5:30 a.m.-11:00 p.m., 12 hour shifts on nights 7 p.m.-7:30 a.m.; S-S 5:30-6:00/7 a.m.-7 p.m. & 7 p.m.-7 a.m.
  • Some on call system.

Skill Mix

  • RN, Clinical Technicians, PACU Support Associates, Clinical Customer Service Coordinator and Clinical customer Service Representatives
  • RN Composite 10% MSN, 3% AD, 87% BSN
  • Required competencies: 2 years clinical experience; PICU or Pediatric PACU experience required
Laurie Rome

Why I Choose Pediatric Oncology Nursing

"In addition to the honor of working with these children and their families, there’s a huge capacity for professional and personal growth. You can create things to make the care better. I feel like my voice is heard and accepted. We take part in rounds with the physicians."

—Laurie Rome, RN
Pediatric Oncology

ANCC Magnet Recognition

Magnet Site Visit Announced

The Johns Hopkins Department of Nursing will host appraisers from the Magnet Recognition Program from 9/9-11/2013.

Public Notice of Site Visit