oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Editorial

Volume 17, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 2220-1181
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1173



It is said that in any organisation one is as strong as one's weakest link. In the practice of anaesthesia in South Africa, this weakest link is often our recovery rooms, for a number of reasons.

I recently received a letter from a nursing colleague, challenging the modified Aldrete criteria as the gold standard for deciding when in fact our adult patients are "ward ready".

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