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									Admission of Patient to Post-            Policy # 102
Anesthesia Care Unit
                                         Effective:


                                         Reviewed:


                                         Revised:




1.    PURPOSE.

1.1   To publish criteria for admission to the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU).

2.    RESPONSIBILITY.

2.1   It is responsibility of the attending anesthesiologist and/or surgeon
      along with the operating room nurse to accompany the patient to the
      recovery room. The recovery room nurse receiving the patient is then
      responsible for the patient. The circulator and/or anesthesiologist gives
      the recovery room nurse a report on the patient’s condition, complications
      that occurred during surgery, drugs used and pertinent medical history.

3.    EQUIPMENT.

3.1   Gurney with IV pole and side rails up.

3.2   Safety strap.

3.3   Oxygen.

3.4   BP monitor.

3.5   EKG monitor.

3.6   Pulse oximeter

3.7   Suction.

3.8   Thermometer

4.    PROCEDURE. NURSING MANAGEMENT.

4.1   Assess airway and administer oxygen via cannula, face mask or ETT, if
      general anesthesia or as needed.

4.2   Connect patient to BP machine, EKG monitor and oximeter. Note patient’s
      level of consciousness, respiratory rate and quality and skin color.
      Report findings to anesthesiologist.




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