During my operating room experience I was able to observed tonsillectomy and half of cataract surgery. Tonsillectomy was done for 8 year female patient. I stayed with her formholding area to Pacu. I observed nurse during interview process. She was explaining the procedure , took vitals and also checked patients chart to make sure everything is in order. She also gave patient prescribed sedative to relieve the anxiety. When operating room was ready nurse anesthesiologist came to transfer the patient. Right after we left holding area in the corridor I had to put mask and cap to cover may hair. In the operating room, circulating nurse started the IV .Nurse anesthesiologist gave a mixture of gas and an intravenous medication for the general anesthetic. Nurse anesthesiologist stayed with patient through all procedure and was monitoring by a pulse oximeter and a continuous heart rate monitor. After the anesthetic took effect, the doctor started removing the tonsils and through the mouth. There were no external incisions. To remove tonsils she used electrical cauterizing unit. The whole procedure took about 60 minutes. Doctor was assisted by surgical technician
For cataract surgery I went straight to operating room with a patient who was 14 year girl. Patient was 14 year girl. Girl received some medication from nurse anesthelogist prior the transfer so she was already drowsy. When we got to the OR anestiologist and nurse anestionlogist started to administer general anesthesia and when the patient was unconscious they intubated her. During this surgery there was circulating and scrub nurse present. Scrub nurse was gowned and gloved in sterile attire she prepared the equipment and assited surgeon with with the procedure. Circulating nurse was not gowned or gloved, most of the time there she was documenting.