Preparations

4 Arm positioning devices

4 Shaving in the area of the incision and preoperative skin cleansing Positioning

4 Standard operating table position 1, position 2 or universal operating table

4 Anaesthetic preparation and induction in supine position with 2 adapted arm positioning devices 4 Normal positioning of the operating table in the theatre 4 When positioning the patient, take appropriate measures to prevent decubitus at areas which are subjected to pressure 4 Position both arms on the arm positioning device in abduction position 4 Apply the neutral electrode and connect to the HF surgery device 4 Arrange absorbent drapes or self-adhesive covers for preoperative skin disinfection 4 Position the operating lights 4 Patient warming system

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