oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Guidelines for the care of patients recovering from anaesthesia



Extracted from text ... GUIDELINES SECTION V GUIDELINES FOR THE CARE OF PATIENTS RECOVERING FROM ANAESTHESIA GENERAL PRINCIPLES 1. Recovery from anaesthesia must take place under appropriate supervision in an area designed for this purpose. 2. This area should be either in the theatre itself or close to where the anaesthetic was administered. 3. The staff working in this area must be appropriately trained. When the need arises the staff must be able to contact the anaesthesiologist or his/her designate promptly. 4. It is desirable for patients to have regained consciousness and be in a stable state before they are transported any distance. 5. ..


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