|Health Services Organization in the Event of Disaster (PAHO, 1989, 129 pages)|
|Chapter 6: Implementing the plan in hospitals|
|Medical and support services|
1) All surgical procedures will be carried out in accordance with the normal rules, including those for recovery room service.
2) Patients waiting in the observation rooms to be taken to surgery will return to their respective wards.
3) Patients in recovery rooms will be taken to their respective wards as soon as possible.
4) Surgery patients who have undergone procedures of short duration will be sent home as soon as clinical conditions permit.