The recovery period

Recovery from anaesthesia begins when the maintenance agent is discontinued and the patient starts to regain consciousness. The importance of patient monitoring throughout the recovery period should not be underestimated and no matter the patient or procedure, individual risks for the recovery period should be identified and mitigated. Each patient will recover differently from their anaesthetic experience. How the pre-anaesthesia, induction and maintenance phases of the anaesthesia have been prepared and planned will contribute to how the patient will recover.

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