Hospital Recovery Room Post Surgery
After surgery, nurses take a child to the recovery room, where they safely regain consciousness from anesthesia and receive appropriate post-operative care. The recovery room staff will pay particular attention to the child’s breathing, as they recover from anesthesia. A pulse oximeter, a clamp-like device that attaches to a child's finger and uses infrared light to measure the oxygen saturation level of the blood, is usually used to assess respiratory stability. If the oxygen saturation level is too low, supplemental oxygen may be administered. Intravenous fluids are also frequently administered in the recovery room. Discounted cost for the recovery room is $2,637.