The whole OR staff wouldn't be transporting, just the anesthetist and probably the circulator. The induction rooms arent far from the OR, in fact they lead into the OR. and our anesthesia monotors are portable. But they are stil adament on having them, but it's up to anesthesia's discretion whether or not to use them. Basicall it's a waste of money that could be used for other things that need to be done in the hospital. Also, in response to the transporting them under GA, there are pts that are transported for them ICU who are sedated and on a vent all the time, that's not really an issue, but good point!
from the time in the room from the time the MD starts prepping is about 20 minutes b\c our anesthesia staff starts the IV in the OR b\c the lighting in the holding area and the pre-op rooms is terrible and it's hard to get a line start in them. Like I said they are just trying to waste money I guess! I'll keep you guys informed on what the decisions are b\c the board is meeting on tuesday to decide. Most of the staff i.e. nurses, CRNAs, and MDAs are opposed b\c it's just a waste to have them.