01/12/2012 Medicine
DOI: 10.1016/J.MPAIC.2012.09.009 SemanticScholar ID: 220701422 MAG: 2161641620

Patient recovery and post-anaesthesia care unit (PACU)

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Abstract Patient recovery is the time from the end of anaesthesia/surgery to regaining full control of airway reflexes. During recovery immediate postoperative complications may arise. Major complications arise in 3–17% of inpatient surgical procedures. These complications should be managed either in theatre or in a designated recovery area (post-anaesthesia care unit).

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Dr. Nick Preston

University of Leeds - Research Fellow

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