SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) 10) you don't need to be sterile to place an A line. 9) giving an asymptomatic asthma patient a breathing treatment pre op is a waste of time. 8) Using etomidate for induction because you're scared to use propofol because of hemodynamic instability has no basis in fact....actually, etomidate has been shown to INCREASE mortality....moral of the story? USE PROPOFOL. Just use less. Or if the situation is that dire, use scopolamine or midazolam. 7) There is only ONE situation where I'd want a pulmonary artery catheter intraoperatively so WHY ARE YOU PUTTING SO MANY IN? 6)Giving blood? Yes. You can mix it with Lactated Ringers. Yeah I know. Doesn't matter. Academic, perpetuated dogma. 5) Combined spinal epidural for OB analgesia is superior to, and safer than current day accepted epidural care. 4) There exists no superior laryngoscopy blade. The best blade is the one you yield THE FORCE with. 3) If you're coming off bypass and you experience asystole or a brady arrhythmia, give 2mg atropine IMMEDIATELY. 2) Don't accept OBSTRUCTIONALISTIC NURSE BEHAVIOR. Move past it. Use your status to keep the OR moving. AND THE NUMBER ONE JET TOP TEN: 1) Don't wait for ventilation to give succinylcholine. Give it as soon as the patient is unconscious. If the chips are down, assuming you are giving an appropriate dose, waiting to ventilate is burning precious seconds off your airway clock. This by far is one of the stupidest dogmas perpetuated by the "doctors" teaching you.