Perioperative medicine: organisation of operating theatres and recovery room

  • Y. Leykin
  • S. Milesi
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The emergence from the drug-induced coma necessary during surgery is the most critical phase in the post-operative period. At present, 50% of deaths correlated with surgery occur in the first hours of recovery [1]. Patients need observation after any anaesthetic procedure. The level of monitoring may differ according to type of surgery, anaesthetic, patient’s conditions and possible complications. Careful and intensive monitoring cannot be achieved in a busy surgical ward, but on the other hand not all patients need to be transferred to the intensive care unit (ICU). The recovery room (RR) can be a satisfactory answer to the needs of post-operative patients.


Intensive Care Unit Operating Theatre Regional Anaesthesia Recovery Room Motor Block 
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  • S. Milesi

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