That’s helpful advice,,to identify what is the SAME, with each case rather than what’s different.... because thinking wayyy back to my very first days in the OR, I absolutely didn’t do that.. it took me a little while to actually KNOW, and have in stone in my head;,that ... OK.. this is your routine, your flow For every single case, every single patient.,you must do these things, first, THEN, you can give your attention to the specifics of whatever case you are doing. It SOUNDS so simple and like it should come naturally, but honest, it doesn’t!! I spent a while , just trying to stay afloat above, what I perceived to be chaos ..with each case,,when I actually could have made it better for myself if I applied what you said!!! I remember vividly those early days, and how this advice would have made a huge difference for the better!!
Great post !!