Recovery from surgery and anesthesia is a very important subject about which little has been written. The recovery room links the operating room to the wards, and immediate postoperative care is provided for patients as they regain consciousness after anesthesia. In this book, the authors provide practical advice and theoretical information to enable those working in the recovery rooms to make the transition from anesthesia to consciousness as easy as possible for their patients. The book is divided into three sections: setting up a recovery room, including equipment, staffing and infection control; patient care in the recovery room, including routine management of patients with special needs, and dealing with emergencies; and material for further study and teaching. An appendix contains useful data for reference. The text is also cross-referenced for ease of access to information.