Enhances the effectiveness of anesthesia.
Decreases the side effects of nausea/vomiting from anesthesia.
Dries up secretions.
Provide for the patient's security by placing side rails in the up position and
by placing a call bell within the patient's reach once preoperative medication is given.
Assist the operating room technician to position the patient on the OR litter
and make the patient comfortable.
"Sign out" the patient on SF 510, Nursing Notes, to include:
Status of patient.
"Sign off" in the appropriate block on DD Form 1924, Surgical Checklist.