Critical respiratory events in the postanesthesia care unit
Patient, surgical, and anesthetic factors.
Furthermore, the timing of what is classified as postoperative respiratory impairment varies considerably, ranging from the time spent in the postanesthesia care unit
(PACU) to multiple days following surgery.
PACU: postanesthesia care unit
. PDNV: postdischarge nausea and vomiting.
In the postanesthesia care unit
(PACU), though initially stable after surgery, the patient experienced a seizure and developed refractory status epilepticus (RSE) requiring admission to the ICU.
The cost saving due to lesser use of opioids, muscle relaxants, carrier gases, and early discharge from the postanesthesia care unit
could impinge on the decision regarding use of either sevoflurane or desflurane in a day care setting.
Predictive factors of early post-operative urinary retention in the postanesthesia care unit
. Anesth Analg.
We assessed pain intensity using a visual analog scale (VAS); adverse effects, such as nausea or vomiting, were recorded in the postanesthesia care unit
at 4, 8,12, and 24 h postoperatively.
The average amount billed for the operation, for time in the postanesthesia care unit
(PACU), and for time in the same-day unit (SDU) on the outpatient surgery nursing floor was $8,248 in the planar MIBI group.
The various time intervals (waiting for anesthesia, operation time, anesthesia time, emergence time, exit from OR after extubation, total OR time and postanesthesia care unit
stay time) and the incidence of prolonged extubation (≥15 min) were compared between the two anesthetic techniques.
A prospective cohort study of emergence agitation in the pediatric postanesthesia care unit
. Anesthesia & Analgesia, 96, 1625-1630.