Together is a new resource for anyone affected by pediatric cancer - patients and their parents, family members, and friends.Learn More
After a surgery, procedure, or treatment with anesthesia, the care team will take your child to the recovery room. This is also called the Post Anesthesia Care Unit, or PACU.
Please do not leave the hospital. In the rare case of an emergency, we need you to be available when your child is under anesthesia. Please give your nurse a cell phone number or another way to contact you so we can reach you.
St. Jude has 5 recovery rooms. Your nurse will tell you which one your child will be placed in and its location.
Your child’s nurse will invite no more than 2 caregivers into the recovery room. If siblings come with you, please keep them by your side and quiet out of respect for other patients.
On the day of your child’s surgery, procedure, or treatment, the care team will give you discharge instructions. These instructions will include numbers to call if you have concerns or an emergency.
Reviewed: August 2022