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How is the post anesthesia recovery score used?

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Dr. Scott Roethle
Anesthesiology
8 doctors agree

In brief: For discharge

Post anesthesia recovery score basically helps to tell when a patient is ready to discharge from the post-anesthesia care unit (pacu).
Patients should be awake, have stable and normal vital signs, have controlled pain, minimal nausea, and show no ill effects from surgery or anesthesia.

In brief: For discharge

Post anesthesia recovery score basically helps to tell when a patient is ready to discharge from the post-anesthesia care unit (pacu).
Patients should be awake, have stable and normal vital signs, have controlled pain, minimal nausea, and show no ill effects from surgery or anesthesia.
Dr. Scott Roethle
Dr. Scott Roethle
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Dr. Benjamin Nguyen
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Aldrete score

A modified aldrete score is used to evaluate post operative recovery.

In brief: Aldrete score

A modified aldrete score is used to evaluate post operative recovery.
Dr. Benjamin Nguyen
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Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Discharge readiness

It is used to help determine when patients are ready to be discharged from the post anesthesia care unit.
It is based on alertness, pain, nausea and return of function. From the primary pacu the patient may then go to the floor if they are either an inpatient or going ot be admitted or to a secondary discharge area to get ready to go home.

In brief: Discharge readiness

It is used to help determine when patients are ready to be discharged from the post anesthesia care unit.
It is based on alertness, pain, nausea and return of function. From the primary pacu the patient may then go to the floor if they are either an inpatient or going ot be admitted or to a secondary discharge area to get ready to go home.
Dr. Rita Agarwal
Dr. Rita Agarwal
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology

In brief: Evaluation

The post anesthesia recovery score is used to judge wether a patient can be released from the pacu and be sent either to the floor or to home.
The use of this scale allows a consistent approach to all patients, no matter what surgery they have had.

In brief: Evaluation

The post anesthesia recovery score is used to judge wether a patient can be released from the pacu and be sent either to the floor or to home.
The use of this scale allows a consistent approach to all patients, no matter what surgery they have had.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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