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There were no decreases in postoperative opioid analgesic use among the patients in the DM group during their time in the postanesthesia care unit or during the following 2 days.
The Aldrete scores (until reach to 9) were recorded on arrival to the postanesthesia care unit (PACU) and every 5 minutes in the first 20 minutes and then every 10 minutes for one hour in the PACU.
Length of stay was calculated from the postanesthesia care unit discharge time to the time of last documented entry in the medical record.
If a patient in the postanesthesia care unit is technically awake but not properly responsive, that should be documented.
They address growth and development, perioperative behavioral stress in children, preoperative evaluation, premedication, induction of anesthesia, ethical issues, drug and fluid therapy, each of the body systems, other surgeries, emergencies, pain, and special topics like anesthesia outside the operating room and the postanesthesia care unit. This edition has online computer simulations, more discussion of supraglottic devices and emergency airway management strategies and equipment, and updated chapters on transfusion, thoracic anesthesia, orthopedics, plastic surgery, general and urologic surgeries, cardiology, and the practice of anesthesia in medically disadvantaged countries.
1, the Joint Commission is requiring hospitals to set specific goals to improve patient flow, which include ensuring the availability of patient beds and maintaining proper throughput in laboratories, operating rooms, inpatient units, telemetry, radiology, and the postanesthesia care unit. The standards specifically name the medical staff, the chief executive officer, and other senior hospital managers as having a responsibility to take action when patient flow goals are not met.
In most humanitarian contexts outcome data are difficult to collect, which means that structural and process indicators are even more important, as are minimum standards for essential items such as water, a blood bank, electricity, sterilisation equipment and a postanesthesia care unit."
The specific work areas were the OR, postanesthesia care unit, ICU, and emergency department.
The postanesthesia care unit (PACU) is designed as the heart of the department, as all patients must pass through the PACU before and after surgery.
Moderate to severe agitation at any point during the children's stay in the postanesthesia care unit (PACU) was seen in 13 children (33%) in the parent-present group and 12 (30%) in the control group.
Seago JA, Weitz S, Walczak S 1998 Factors influencing stay in the postanesthesia care unit: a prospective analysis Journal of Clinical Anesthesia 10 (7) 579-587