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Abstract

The recovery room (RR) is defined, according to the Society of Anaesthesiology of Great Britain and Ireland, as “the place where the patient coming from the operating theatre stays till recovery of consciousness and haemodynamic and respiratory steady-state” [1]. The RR was created to make a smooth passage from the operating theatre to the ward, since correct perioperative management improves the outcome of surgery. As a matter of fact, emergence from the drug induced coma necessary during operation is the most critical phase, 50% of perioperative deaths occur during the first perioperative hours [2]. Moreover, technical and pharmacological improvements in the surgical and anaesthesiological fields have allow elderly patients and patients with ASA III and IV pathologies to be operated on. These patients need highly intensive levels of monitoring in the immediate post-operative period. Therefore the RR has gained ever greater importance nowadays.

Keywords

Recovery Room Postoperative Nausea Malignant Hyperthermia Motor Block Locoregional Anaesthesia 
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