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The purpose of this Best Practice Information Sheet is to present the best available evidence on the essential components of an effective and feasible assessment approach of patients following anesthesia and surgery that will assure patient safety through timely and appropriate discharge from the Post-Anesthetic Care Unit.
One descriptive study conducted in a Canadian university teaching hospital sought to validate an objective post-anesthetic discharge criteria checklist, the Post-anesthetic Discharge Scoring System (PADSS), in order to replace the discharge criteria tool being used in an ambulatory surgery unit.
There is an extensive chapter on anesthesia and post-anesthetic care.
After surgery, the patient was taken to the post-anesthetic care unit, and was transferred to the spine institute floor at about 4:00 p.
treatment phase of the study began in the post-anesthetic care unit (PACU)
The treatment phase of the study began in the post-anesthetic care unit (PACU) after completion of surgery when the patient reported a pain intensity score (PI) of at least 2 (moderate pain) on a 4-point verbal rating scale (0 (none) to 3 (severe pain)).
Total costs included costs for anesthetic materials and drugs, operating room time, post-anesthetic recovery room time, and hospital stay The total average cost per patient was $129 for microlaparoscopy under sedation, $228 for microlaparoscopy under general anesthesia, and $247 for laparoscopy under general anesthesia, he said at the meeting.
The center has four operating theatres, a post-anesthetic care unit comprising 15 beds, as well as 50 inpatient beds.
After surgery, Mark was taken to the post-anesthetic care unit, and he was transferred to the spine institute floor at about 4:00 p.
Tabbed chapters cover preoperative assessment and care, perioperative patient teaching, anesthesia, intraoperative considerations, fluids and electrolytes, post-anesthetic assessment and care, pain management, wound assessment and care, perioperative complications, and special populations.
During this rotation OMS residents become competent in evaluating patients for anesthesia; delivering the anesthetic; and monitoring post-anesthetic patients.

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