Many thanks to one of my consultants this week for providing me with a beautiful structure to answer any clinical question. I'm sure he won't mind me sharing it:
-Investigations (Observations, Bloods, ABGs, ECG, CXR, Other X-rays, Echo, PFTs etc)
-Check (machine/equipment, patient)
-Monitoring (AAGBI minimum standards)
-Disposal (Recovery, HDU/ITU, ward)
The beauty is that you could know nothing about the actual surgery, but by mentioning all of the above in the correct order, you'll probably pass!