Background: Post-Anesthesia discharge criteria scoring systems have been used successfully to help discharge from the post anesthetic care unit for more than many years. They provide standardized documentation of a patient’s readiness for discharge. A formal checklist is highly recommended for the staff to decide discharge of patients either to the ward or not from post-anesthesia care unit. In our study area there is no any standardized discharging systems. So the aim of this study was to improve post-anesthesia care outcomes.
Methods: Institutional based cross sectional study was conducted from January, 1- 15, 2018. All patients who were discharged from post anesthesia care unit to wards after operation were involved and a consecutive sampling method was done within the stud period. From the checklist form maximum score of subscales is two and minimal score is zero .The total scores should be greater than or equal to nine out of ten to transfer the patient from post anesthesia care unit to wards.
Results: This study showed that only 73.3 % patients were meet the audit standard. From sub scales, patients awakens scored was 91.1%, however all the rest scales were scored less than the standard. Able to move four extremities was 73.3%,able to deep breath and cough freely was 80%, blood pressure ± 20 mmHg of pre-anesthetic level was 75.6% and able to maintain oxygen saturation > 92% on room air was 84.4%.
Conclusion and recommendation: This finding was low compared with standard as well as with the other studies. Then the staffs who work in post anesthesia care unit should be given training and they must discharge patients based of the standard as well as r- auditing is important to achieve the standard.