[PDF] UK National Core Competencies for Post-anaesthesia Care 2013. Immediate Post-anaesthesia recovery 2013 supplement

Association of Anaesthetists
Association of Anaesthetists
Publication date:
15 February 2013


The provision of safe care during recovery from anaesthesia and surgery relies heavily on investment in the education and training of post-anaesthesia care unit (PACU) staff. Maintenance of standards requires continual update such as resuscitation skills, application of new techniques and advances in pain management. PACU staff are specialists and often play a key role in the education of others, including other theatre staff, ward-based nurses, midwives and trainee doctors. All PACU staff should receive training, tailored to meet the needs of the individual and the local service but meet the national standards defined in this document.