Problems in the PACU Part 1

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In this two-part lesson, problems in the postanesthetic care unit (PACU) are examined. Part 1 starts with a brief historical review that emphasizes some of the recent changes in the patient population and care required in the PACU. Local and national standards are considered and recent advances in the management of pain and postoperative nausea and vomiting are reviewed. In Part 2, other common complications are discussed in the perspective of recent large trials and evidence-based medicine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-246
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Reviews for Nurse Anesthetists
Issue number20
StatePublished - 14 Feb 2008
Externally publishedYes


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