Morning Set Up


Although NOT REQUIRED, residents appreciate it tremendously when medical students come in to help set up the room before the surgery. If possible, try to arrive 1 hour before the surgery to set up the room.

General Set Up

  • Turn on the computer
  • Place one blue chuck on the table in front of the anesthesia machine, and one over the anesthesia cart. These are found in the bottom drawer of the anesthesia cart.
  • Put EKG cable on the bed under the pillow.
  • Check the ambu-bag to make sure it is present and works (Bag squeezing and bag re-expanding should sound different).


Double check: MS-MAID

The acronym MS-MAID is helpful for checking if everything is ready to go in your OR: