Emergency General Anaesthetic Checklist

PREPARE or prepare to fail

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  • Resuscitate
  • Pre-Oxygenation in progress
  • Optimise position
  • Monitor; ECG, SpO2, NIBP(every 2min), EtCO2
  • 2 x IV/IO access & fluid running (Opposite side to BP cuff)

Roles assigned

  • Everyone knows roles
  • Assistant, Cricoid identified and understands what expected
  • Manual inline immobilisation organised if required

Equipment & Drugs

Plan A/B/C  – Vocalised to team

Assess & Adjust – Vocalise problems and remain flexible

Review – Out loud and consider next steps

Exit – Organise onward transfer and handover effectively


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