The Postanesthesia Care Unit - Criteria for Discharge
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At the Massachusetts General Hospital, all patients who undergo general anesthesia are observed until ready for discharge, with no mandatory minimum recovery time. At least 30 minutes of observation after the last dose of opioids (or other respiratory depressant medication) is required to ensure the adequacy of ventilation and oxygenation.
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Pino, Richard M., editor. "The Postanesthesia Care Unit - Criteria for Discharge." Clinical Anesthesia Procedures, 9th ed., Wolters Kluwer, 2019. Anesthesia Central, anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/ClinicalAnesthesiaProcedures/728400/all/The_Postanesthesia_Care_Unit___Criteria_for_Discharge.
The Postanesthesia Care Unit - Criteria for Discharge. In: Pino RM, ed. Clinical Anesthesia Procedures. 9th ed. Wolters Kluwer; 2019. https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/ClinicalAnesthesiaProcedures/728400/all/The_Postanesthesia_Care_Unit___Criteria_for_Discharge. Accessed April 25, 2019.
The Postanesthesia Care Unit - Criteria for Discharge. (2019). In Pino, R. M. (Ed.), Clinical Anesthesia Procedures. Available from https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/ClinicalAnesthesiaProcedures/728400/all/The_Postanesthesia_Care_Unit___Criteria_for_Discharge
The Postanesthesia Care Unit - Criteria for Discharge [Internet]. In: Pino RM, editors. Clinical Anesthesia Procedures. Wolters Kluwer; 2019. [cited 2019 April 25]. Available from: https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/ClinicalAnesthesiaProcedures/728400/all/The_Postanesthesia_Care_Unit___Criteria_for_Discharge.
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