Immediate post‐anaesthesia recovery 2013

@article{WhitakerChair2013ImmediatePR,
  title={Immediate post‐anaesthesia recovery 2013},
  author={D. K. Whitaker (Chair) and Hazel Booth and P. A. Clyburn and William A. Harrop-Griffiths and Heather Hosie and Bill Kilvington and M Macmahon and Pat Smedley and Ranjit Verma},
  journal={Anaesthesia},
  year={2013},
  volume={68}
}
After general, epidural or spinal anaesthesia, all patients should be recovered in a specially designated area (henceforth ‘post‐anaesthesia care unit’, PACU) that complies with the standards and recommendations described in this document. The anaesthetist must formally hand over the care of a patient to an appropriately trained and registered PACU practitioner. Agreed, written criteria for discharge of patients from the PACU to the ward should be in place in all units. An effective emergency… 
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