The recovery from anesthesia will take a variable amount of time depending on the type of medications used, type and
duration of surgery, and the patient. You will recover and awaken from the anesthesia in a specialized unit called the PACU
(Post-Anesthesia Care Unit). Nurses with specialized training, certification, and ICU experience, staff this special unit. You will
stay in this unit until you have met special and specific criteria for discharge to your hospital room or home. This unit is
equipped to handle all types of emergency situations.
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