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Post Anesthesia Care Unit

The Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) is a short-term Critical Care Unit of Yale- New Haven Hospital, Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital. There are separate PACU's for each operating suite: North Pavilion (Smilow), South Pavilion, East Pavilion (Ambulatory Operating Rom), and West Pavilion (Children's Hospital) as well as at the Yale New Haven St Raphael’s site. In the PACU patients are monitored for their acute recovery from intraoperative anesthesia and surgery before transfer to their inpatient bed or discharge from hospital. All the PACU patients are under close supervision of highly specialized Post-Anesthesia nursing and Anesthesiology staff.