Anesthetics have been used in medicine since before the turn of the century, and these specific drugs allow for painless surgery. Although the ability to utilise anaesthetic during surgery can save lives, there are risks of side effects and unpleasant responses. When patients undergo surgery or other treatments that require anaesthesia, a team works collaboratively to guarantee their safety and the best possible care. Patients receive pain medicine (anaesthesia) from a nurse anaesthetist before, during, and after surgery. Nurse anaesthetists collaborate alongside anesthesiologists, doctors, and surgeons to administer anaesthesia to patients of all ages, from newborns to the elderly. They give drugs to keep patients sleepy or pain-free throughout surgery, and they maintain track of every biological process in the body.
Perianesthesia nursing is a subspecialty of nursing that focuses on providing care to patients who are experiencing or recovering from anaesthesia. Perianesthesia nursing is a specialisation of nursing that spans a wide range of practise contexts and skill sets. A recovery room or PACU nurse is another title for a perianesthesia nurse.