You must be prepared to be successful
Focus during critical elements (induction, induction, extubation, emergence) - I expect no correspondence with any staff other than myself during these critical moments - DO NOT encourage what is clearly a distraction
- In many offices we have well intentioned liabilities - you can not be one of them!
- You must think ahead for the "what if" & "where would you find x, y or z"
- Whether it be taking care in not damaging equipment or knowing exactly where you find certain items before they are needed - if I deem you a potential liability, I am going to be hard on you until you prove otherwise! I hired paramedics because I expect you to appreciate why this is important. There can be no complacency!
ANESTHESIA IS NOT A REACTIVE JOB …
PREEMPTIVE THOUGHT AT ALL TIMES
Entering an Office
1) Make it a point not to damage any equipment or the office itself. There can be no more damage to door frames, walls etc. I hear about it every time and it must stop.
2) When we begin the setup our focus is initially on preparing for the 1st case in an efficient manner. This means a full set up for an age appropriate general anesthetic. Patrick will determine if the anesthesia machine is to be part of that set up. Do not get carried away with the # of cases for the day and/or the set up past the initial case. You will have plenty of time for that prior to those cases. Our initial focus is getting ready for the initial case to start ASAP. Then you can prepare the recovery room and subsequent cases.
3) Paramedic role involves in this order;
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