In the interval between surgery and returning to the ward, patients are observed in the recovery room.
During this time, the following receive particular attention:
- Recovery of adequate spontaneous respiration as well as other vital functions (heart rate, blood pressure, temperature, etc.)
- Confirming regression of regional anaesthesia levels
- Return of an adequate level of consciousness
- Treatment of pain
- Identifying and treating side effects and consequences of anaesthesia and surgery such as nausea, vomiting, bleeding, etc.