RACE

Post Anesthesia Care Unit

The Post Anesthesia Care Unit, PACU, provides training for residents in the postoperative care of surgical patients. Immediate postoperative complications, are taken care in PACU, each resident will spend two weeks per year in the PACU. Ambulatory patients will be discharged home directly from the PACU.

The PACU resident, under the supervision of PACU consultant, will have the responsibility for the initial postoperative evaluation and care of the patient from admission until discharge. Cases throughout the day widely range in complexity from a straightforward MAC case that will stay in the PACU for few hours to critically ill patients.