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Prep Room and Surgical Room Checklist

Prep-Room and Surgery Suite Checklist

  • Turn oxygen ON
  • Turn alarm ON
  • Turn scavenger system ON

Prep-Room

  • Clean/disinfect exam table
  • Clock with second hand
  • Hair clipper with #40 blade
  • Spare #40 blade
  • Blade cleaner
  • Vaccum/Dustbuster
  • Scrub solution/alcohol/sterile sponges/sterile hand towel/topical spray (depending on your hospital protocol)
  • Garbage can
  • Anesthesia machine – see our “Basic Anesthesia Machine Set-Up”
  • Stethoscope
  • Pulse Ox and wet gauze pads to help keep the tongue moist
  • Portable crash cart
  • Supplies for induction – See our “Patient Induction Supply Checklist”
  • Gurney for transporting patient or additional staff

Surgery Room

  • Clean/disinfect all areas of the room, this includes but is not limited to: overhead lights, surgery tables, anesthesia machines, mayo stand, monitors, etc. Remember when cleaning, start from the overhead lights and work your way down.
  • Kick bucket or garbage can
  • Clock with second hand
  • Anesthesia machine – see our “Basic Anesthesia Machine Set-Up”
  • Heat source, Baer Hugger, circulating water blanket – See a recent forum discussion
  • Stethoscope
  • Pulse Ox and wet gauze pads to help keep the tongue moist
  • Blood Pressure Monitor
  • Capnography
  • Ventilator
  • Portable crash cart
  • Laser unit/handle/tips/exhaust PRN
  • Portable light
  • Chair
  • Appropriate surgical supplies for current procedure only

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