A Day in the life of the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit
The Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) at CURE Uganda is a small space next to the main entrance to the operating room. It contains three beds and a stretcher. The spaces in between are filled with oxygen tanks, masks, warming blankets, and a defibrillator. The purpose of this small, cramped space is to monitor patients waking up from anesthesia before they are transferred to the Intensive Care Unit.