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n.1.(Zool.) A South American fresh-water fish (Myletes pacu), of the family Characinidæ. It is highly esteemed as food.
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Data was collected on the duration of time in the PACU before discharge to home or to a hospital floor.
au reported that Swedish men have similarly been warned recently not to go swimming without their trunks on or risk having their balls as the pacu fish's dinner, following a 21-centimetre pacu being caught by fishermen in the Oresund Sound last week.
Henrick Carl, a fish expert told the publication that pacu bite when they are hungry and "testicles sit nicely in their not so big mouth.
Patient demographics, operation type anaesthetic duration (induction to transfer PACU), NMB technique, reversal and PACU information were collected on a pro forma data sheet.
Pacu fish are from the Amazon, where they need tough teeth to break open seed and nut shells.
4) Since the advent of day procedure surgical units there has been an increasing trend towards the use of similar objective scoring systems to aid decision-making and quantify patient readiness for discharge from PACU.
Translation: The PACU team supported the policy change that low-risk patients can be safely discharged, and moderate and high-risk patients should void prior to discharge.
Foram utilizados 288 juvenis de pacu (Piaractus mesopotamicus) com peso de 43,0 [+ o -] 2,2 g, em delineamento inteiramente casualizado, com seis tratamentos e quatro repeticoes.
Since they often fulfill the requirements for discharge from PACU, they will be allowed to bypass PACU and be transferred directly to an area designed to assess home-readiness in preparation for home discharge.
The journal is targeted to nurses working the ICU, CCU, cath lab, PACU, telemetry, progressive or transitional care environments.
While in the PACU the patient received several narcotic medications for pain.
The parents of an 18--month-old girl claimed their daughter needed surgery after being bitten by the South American pacu during a visit to Butterfly and Insect World at Lasswade, Midlothian.