Originally Posted by MRW
At what point do you typically tape the eyes? The corneal abrasion thread had me wondering what common practice is elsewhere as I will not even mask the patient until their eyes are taped (urgent circumstances excepted)...
Right after I push the drugs. But not because I care about abrasions with a mask. Mostly because otherwise I will sometimes forget. Plus I've got plenty of time to do so while the relaxant takes effect.
And I probably used to do it to piss my attendings off just a little bit, like "Here I am taping the eyes shut- don't worry I'll mask 'em in just a second!"