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What am I supposed to do with myself during the maintenance phase of an anesthesia case? Unfortunately, it’s not break time! While it can be a bit of a juggling game, we’ve got the details for you!
Today, we’re discussing how to prepare for, maintain, and efficiently move through the maintenance phase of anesthesia. In this episode, we cover:
Factors to consider when positioning the patient before they are asleep
Key aspects to monitor for optimal patient comfort and safety during this phase
How to build trust with your surgical team and communicate effectively
Managing vitals while monitoring patient comfort
The best time to begin and update your charting (+ some tips for paper charting)
When (and how) to prepare for your next cases during any downtime in the maintenance phase
Crafting your game plan for wakeup (+ troubleshooting possible problems ahead of time)
Happy maintaining, and cheers, future CRNA!
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