Use of the SAC Wet Procedures Room

Last Updated: 2/24/2022

Purpose/ Applicability: This SOP is to establish the purpose and use of the wet procedures room.

Scope: This SOP is to be used by any VTH Faculty, Staff or Student that will be participating in a procedure in the wet procedures room.

Wet Procedures Room - This procedure room is more restrictive than the exam room and less restrictive than the OR. It is designated for the performance of patient care that requires high-level disinfected or sterile instruments and some environmental controls but is not required to be performed with the environmental controls of an OR.

• Wet Table
• Sink
• Drop down lines – Oxygen, Medical Vacuum, Waste Anesthesia Gas Disposal
• Overhead Lighting


  1. The intention to use this room should be communicated to the anesthesia service to confirm it is available.
  2. Individual services may store appropriately labeled supplies in this room long term if they are to be used routinely. Stocking of supplies is the sole responsibility of individual services.
  3. Individual services that use this room for any purpose are responsible for the cleaning of this room immediately after use.
    1.  Floors and all surfaces should be free of debris, excrement & biohazardous material.
    2.  Floors and all surfaces should be properly disinfected (spot cleaning for floors).
    3.  Kick buckets should be emptied, and replacement liners should be inserted.
    4.  Individual services equipment, instruments and supplies should be removed or stored.
    5. All towels/blankets should be removed.

Keywords:Wet procedure, environmental, control, anesthesia, clean, store, supplies, biohazard, excrement, material   Doc ID:126768
Owner:Jenny C.Group:University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital
Created:2023-03-21 14:15 CDTUpdated:2023-03-21 14:19 CDT
Sites:University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital
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