Discharge Criteria

A 27yo woman s/p hemorrhoidectomy under spinal anesthesia is standing and walking, but has not yet urinated.  She has tolerated ice chips, but felt nauseous after drinking orange juice.  Her pain is well controlled with oral oxycodone.  Your surgicenter closes at 5pm...it's now 4:45.    

(note, all residents should have access to Anesthesiology articles online if they receive the journal.  Many other journals are available with a USF account through MD Consult...just access it from the departmental home page)
  1. ASA Practice guidelines for postanesthesia care (.pdf file) 
  2. The Modified Aldrete Score.  This is what we use at TGH and HLM

Last updated 6/9/03 by Roy G. Soto, M.D.
© 2003, Roy G. Soto, M.D., and the University of South Florida College of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology