c. Table for Skin Preparation ("Prep") Setup. Some type of a small
instrument table is necessary for setting up a sterile field containing the materials
needed to cleanse or prep the patient's skin for surgery. Refer to figure 1-13.
Figure 1-13. Table containing sterile prep supplies.
d. Additional Tables. Depending upon the type of surgery to be performed,
shelved instrument tables or small accessory tables may be needed in an OR
in addition to those described in the previous paragraphs. For example, in
ORs without recessed wall cabinets or in those with inadequate wall cabinet
space, a small instrument table with shelves is used to hold the sutures, solutions, and
1-14. ANESTHETIST'S EQUIPMENT
The anesthetist's equipment is grouped together in the setting in figure 1-14.
a. Discussion. The items of equipment discussed below are cleaned and
maintained by Anesthesiology Services personnel.
b. Gas Anesthesia Apparatus. (See figures 1-15 and 1-16). This is a mobile
piece of equipment constructed to hold the following anesthetic materials.
Pressure regulators for both oxygen and nitrous oxide.