Archive November 2008 IX, No. 11

Rev Up Your Recovery Room

Here's a snapshot of today's PACU, gleaned from a survey of more than 200 surgical facilities.

Mary Ann Kelly, RN

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To find out if your recovery room is running as smoothly as it can, Outpatient Surgery Magazine and I teamed up last month to create an online reader survey that took the pulse of PACUs in both hospital outpatient departments and ambulatory surgical centers across the country. Here's a report on what we found out about nurse-to-patient ratios, pain management practices, discharge instructions, snack offerings and more.

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