Following surgery, your child will be transported to the PACU where a nurse will take your child’s vital signs such as blood pressure, breathing, and heart rates. The PACU nurse will receive a report from the OR nurse, anesthesiologist, and surgeon, and perform an initial post-operative assessment. Your child will be monitored continuously until he or she is awake enough to return to the outpatient area or [Pediatric Department] a hospital room. Every attempt will be made to keep your child as comfortable and as pain-free as possible. Older children will be instructed before surgery to let the nurse know when pain occurs. A Pain Scale may be used to determine pain; a non-verbal scale will be used for younger children. Pain medication will be administered according to the anesthesiologist’s instructions.