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Preparation of the recovery room 

Preparation of the recovery room
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Preparation of the recovery room
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10.1093/med/9780199239641.003.0020
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date: 23 September 2021

Preparing the recovery room 368

Recovery personnel 370

Layout of recovery 372

Monitoring equipment in recovery 374

Even in major hospitals the majority of recovery’s workload will come from routine elective lists during normal operating hours. Adequate preparation for this work is essential to ensure the unit is prepared to deal with the patients through the day and to have equipment and supplies on hand to cope with any unforeseen incidents. The type of equipment and supplies required will depend on the size of the unit, the type of surgery (elective or elective and trauma/emergency), and the type of patient cared for in recovery e.g., if ventilated high dependency patients are nursed in recovery or admitted directly to an ITU or HDU....

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