What is an Induction room (Anaesthetic room)
This is commonly the place where "one goes to sleep for the operation".
An equipment safety check is undertaken by the Anaesthetist before the start of an operating list. This includes all equipment, routine and emergency drugs.
All patients will have a cannula sited in a vein on the back of their hand. This is required to administer necessary medication, which includes drugs needed for a General Anaesthetic, Antibiotics and mild sedatives in case you have opted for a Local/Regional Anaesthetic.
In case of a Local/Regional-anaesthetic, the numbing injection will be sited in this room unless we deem it to be safer in the operating room.