Room turnover & quick checkout
Wait until the patient leaves the OR before disconnecting/disposing of anesthesia circuit in case the patient has an airway emergency, such as a laryngospasm or needs to be re-intubated.
Throw away and change used circuit, ambu bag, face mask. Change towel on anesthesia machine.
Wipe down machine, monitors and surfaces.
Check soda lime (purple = ask provider if it needs to be changed, which is based on the FiCO2), and leave an extra soda lime cannister in the room.
Set-up airway equipment (regardless of GETA vs MAC). A MAC can change into a general at any time.
Day: replace items used, keep PAR level.
Evening: set-up room so it is fully ready for the next day.
Circuit integrity test
Surface: Blades and handle
Airways:Oral: green, yellow, red
Top: Towels and Entropy strips
Side: Suction: Fully functional, turned off on anesthesia machine only!
EKG, BP cuff and Pulse ox neatly, untangled over
Gloves - non-sterile
Fluid warmer insert and blood tubing
Bair hugger with blankets: upper and lower
Two IV poles with drape clamps
Two arm boards