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n.1.(Zool.) A South American fresh-water fish (Myletes pacu), of the family Characinidæ. It is highly esteemed as food.
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Use of fentanyl and use of oxycodone while in the postanesthesia care unit did not differ significantly between groups.
Residual neuromuscular blockade and critical respiratory events in the postanesthesia care unit.
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.
In addition, at 10 randomly selected hospitals, we sampled 100 percent of employees from HHUs: operating room (OR) (including postanesthesia care unit [PACU]), intensive care unit (ICU), emergency department (ED), and intravenous chemotherapy administration unit.
Opioid-induced sedation in the postanesthesia care unit does not insure adequate pain relief: a case-control study.
Such hand-offs occur during nursing shift changes, between primary and covering physicians, between anesthesiologists or perioperative RNs and postanesthesia care unit staff, and in many other instances when transport staff, radiologists, therapists or other healthcare personnel transfer the responsibility of patient care.