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The Postanesthesia Care Unit - Admission to the PACU

The Postanesthesia Care Unit - Admission to the PACU is a topic covered in the Clinical Anesthesia Procedures.

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Transport

Transport from the OR should only be considered once a patent and stable airway is confirmed. The patient should be transported under direct supervision of the anesthetist, preferably with the head of the bed elevated or with the patient in the lateral decubitus position to maximize airway patency. Oxygen delivered via face mask is indicated in most patients to prevent hypoxemia due to hypoventilation or diffusion hypoxia. Unstable patients, such as patients receiving vasoactive medications, usually require monitoring of oxygenation and hemodynamics during transport. The anesthetist may opt to bring rescue medications and airway management tools as the clinical situation dictates.

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Citation

Pino, Richard M., editor. "The Postanesthesia Care Unit - Admission to the PACU." Clinical Anesthesia Procedures, 9th ed., Wolters Kluwer, 2019. Anesthesia Central, anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/ClinicalAnesthesiaProcedures/728389/all/The_Postanesthesia_Care_Unit___Admission_to_the_PACU.
The Postanesthesia Care Unit - Admission to the PACU. In: Pino RM, ed. Clinical Anesthesia Procedures. 9th ed. Wolters Kluwer; 2019. https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/ClinicalAnesthesiaProcedures/728389/all/The_Postanesthesia_Care_Unit___Admission_to_the_PACU. Accessed April 24, 2019.
The Postanesthesia Care Unit - Admission to the PACU. (2019). In Pino, R. M. (Ed.), Clinical Anesthesia Procedures. Available from https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/ClinicalAnesthesiaProcedures/728389/all/The_Postanesthesia_Care_Unit___Admission_to_the_PACU
The Postanesthesia Care Unit - Admission to the PACU [Internet]. In: Pino RM, editors. Clinical Anesthesia Procedures. Wolters Kluwer; 2019. [cited 2019 April 24]. Available from: https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/ClinicalAnesthesiaProcedures/728389/all/The_Postanesthesia_Care_Unit___Admission_to_the_PACU.
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