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Have you guys ever noticed that whenever you fart the OR nurse has to come to the anesthesia cart to look for something?

One time I popped a big one during a GI case and the OR nurse thought they had perforated the colon.


Anyone with funny stories?
 

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i worked for the new yorker. i can't fart anymore.
 

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One time I popped a big one during a GI case and the OR nurse thought they had perforated the colon.

That was a Scrubs episode.



Use your suction next time.
 

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[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GrmCRPrOgM&feature=related[/YOUTUBE]
 

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Have you guys ever noticed that whenever you fart the OR nurse has to come to the anesthesia cart to look for something?

One time I popped a big one during a GI case and the OR nurse thought they had perforated the colon.


Anyone with funny stories?

I always wondered when this topic would "rear" it's head.
 

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that actually happened to me on Thursday.. the attending was doing a hysterectomy on a women who had a hernia repair with one of those meshes. and the mesh was adherent to the bowel, after resecting the mesh it began to smell like fecal matter in the room. No one said anything and I just thought to myself it didn't look like he nicked the bowel....

But I would say as long as the music is loud enough so that you can't hear it, there are enough people in the room and enough air circulation, and masks where it wouldn't be a big deal if it happened.
 

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Have you guys ever noticed that whenever you fart the OR nurse has to come to the anesthesia cart to look for something?

One time I popped a big one during a GI case and the OR nurse thought they had perforated the colon.


Anyone with funny stories?



One time I aaah let one go during induction of a kidde for Tonsillectomy. The nurses thought the kiddie let out a big brown one and changed the diaper. I felt so embarrased to never the correct the nurses. :D
 
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In one of my days volunteering there was a case where the pt. was getting one of her too many spinal fusions. So Im guessing the pt had been laying in the supine position for quite a few days so once she was out they flipped her and cause I was there so frequently they allowed me to be one of the "catchers." SO we flip her fine once we get her strapped down in the prone position the tightening of the strap exerted the pressure on her stomach/intestinal tract and **** **** herself! It was the worst smell EVER! Even the asian surgeon who I was convinced didn't speak english muttered out "HOLY ****!"
 

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A few yrs ago I let one out during a c section. Big mistake. The poor lady got to "enjoy" most of it and was looking around with disapproval.
 

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Have you guys ever noticed that whenever you fart the OR nurse has to come to the anesthesia cart to look for something?

One time I popped a big one during a GI case and the OR nurse thought they had perforated the colon.


Anyone with funny stories?

I've currently reviewed the thread in its entirety.

I've got one comment:

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Thanks, Urge.

And thanks for the funny replies that followed.:thumbup:
 

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i like to do it on purpose in ortho cases, for example a tib-fib ORIF, and accuse them of getting into the bowel.

usually i'm the only one laughing.
 
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Have you guys ever noticed that whenever you fart the OR nurse has to come to the anesthesia cart to look for something?

One time I popped a big one during a GI case and the OR nurse thought they had perforated the colon.


Anyone with funny stories?

...and you wonder why your patients wake up in recovery nausious.
 

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Just get out the sevoflurane , pour a couple cc's on the anesthesia machine. Disconnect the pt for a second from vent, point Y piece at the poured sevo. Press fresh O2. Tell everyone you just fixed a leak on anesthesia machine. The smell should be gone by then.
 

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i figured the air circulates so much in the OR that i can get away with it. on another note, its easiest in the icu rooms. the patients dont complain much there either.
 

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In one of my days volunteering there was a case where the pt. was getting one of her too many spinal fusions. So Im guessing the pt had been laying in the supine position for quite a few days so once she was out they flipped her and cause I was there so frequently they allowed me to be one of the "catchers." SO we flip her fine once we get her strapped down in the prone position the tightening of the strap exerted the pressure on her stomach/intestinal tract and **** **** herself! It was the worst smell EVER! Even the asian surgeon who I was convinced didn't speak english muttered out "HOLY ****!"

That's not funny you d-bag. Good luck in pre-med land.
 

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Oh waw that's good. Being the lady that I am, if it's really bad and there is no escape route I just take credit for it :ninja:
 

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The VA where I moonlight has a large open-bay PACU with 10 slots. The one general surgeon there does nothing on Fridays but endoscopies. The pts are encouraged to let their post-scope gas escape, as it helps assure us that the bowel isn't perfed.

So, picture it .... on any given Friday, there will be half-dozen grizzled vets in the PACU, all trying to out-fart each other. "Hey Bill, this is for you ... rrrrrrriiiipppppppppppppppp." "Oh yeah, Tom, try this one on for size ... fffffffffllllllllllluuuuuuuuuuuutttttttttttttttttt."
 

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When I am scrubbed and can't hold on to it any longer, I just tell the surgeon that I have an instrument in the autoclave and go to the sub-sterile room. The only problem with that is it tends to linger under the gown so you have to wait at least a minute before you go back.
 

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The VA where I moonlight has a large open-bay PACU with 10 slots. The one general surgeon there does nothing on Fridays but endoscopies. The pts are encouraged to let their post-scope gas escape, as it helps assure us that the bowel isn't perfed.

So, picture it .... on any given Friday, there will be half-dozen grizzled vets in the PACU, all trying to out-fart each other. "Hey Bill, this is for you ... rrrrrrriiiipppppppppppppppp." "Oh yeah, Tom, try this one on for size ... fffffffffllllllllllluuuuuuuuuuuutttttttttttttttttt."
hahahaha....that is absolutely hilarious
 
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Thank God someone brought this up. I get this at school all of the time. It never fails, no matter how late, no matter how isolated of a place, as soon as I rip one, someone walks by. After sitting at school for 12 hours and holding it when I have to, it gets pretty bad (I stank out the anatomy lab during an intestinal dissection:oops:). What the hell am I going to do when I have to stand in the same spot for hours on end in close proximity to people, including program directors that have my future in their hands????? I'm doomed.
 

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I've let out quite a few during my days in the O.R., and they're magnetic to the nurses. Without fail, they immediately come and stand next to me to spark up some insane conversation... i think they actually like my farts!

On another hand, I let out a big one during a peds case. The surgeons started asking, do u think i nicked the bowel! I was saying 2 myself, oh s###! I woulda confessed, but the stink went away....
 

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Though about this thread today. I was a bit gassy, I'm not sure why. Cases over for the day, dropped off the last one in PACU, returned to the room to retrieve the last of my gear. Tech had just left after restocking. Just me and an empty OR. Safe for flatus, right?

...or so I thought...

Mere seconds after I passed gas, I see the door open up, and she walks right back in with a couple LR bags, "I forgot these". I was standing in front of the cart, she proceeded to then lean over to stock the bottom drawer, basically in firing range of my essence.

I can only hope that since the vector was 180 degrees from her face, combined with the 2-3 second delay granted by diffusion across my scrubs, she was able to emerge without too strong a hit. Worst part, she was just in that room, also alone, so she can only blame the stank on me.

I'll never know, but I swear she choked a little as she stood back up.
 

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Have had this happen so many times. You go ahead and do it because you are not expecting anyone to come near you for a while btu Murphy's Law will always prove you wrong. I now just take credit for it and move on with my life :smuggrin:
 

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I am sure your tech knows that people do pass gas sometimes, so it probably was not a total surprise to her finding out that you too can pass gas.

Though about this thread today. I was a bit gassy, I'm not sure why. Cases over for the day, dropped off the last one in PACU, returned to the room to retrieve the last of my gear. Tech had just left after restocking. Just me and an empty OR. Safe for flatus, right?

...or so I thought...

Mere seconds after I passed gas, I see the door open up, and she walks right back in with a couple LR bags, "I forgot these". I was standing in front of the cart, she proceeded to then lean over to stock the bottom drawer, basically in firing range of my essence.

I can only hope that since the vector was 180 degrees from her face, combined with the 2-3 second delay granted by diffusion across my scrubs, she was able to emerge without too strong a hit. Worst part, she was just in that room, also alone, so she can only blame the stank on me.

I'll never know, but I swear she choked a little as she stood back up.
 

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Have had this happen so many times. You go ahead and do it because you are not expecting anyone to come near you for a while btu Murphy's Law will always prove you wrong. I now just take credit for it and move on with my life :smuggrin:

Oh no! Deny 'til you die!
 

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Own up to your emissions.

Gas gas gas!
 

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The key with admitting it tho, is you are now free to continue to intoxicate everyone from that point on :boom:

Oh, you're FREE alright! Free as a bird. :)
 

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Oh, you're FREE alright! Free as a bird. :)

Absolutely. If I have to be here for 12+ hrs, depending on who I am working with...just have to be sneaky about it:p
 

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one of my mentors who advised me on countless anesthesia reated issues thought it best to sit on the suctiontube....
fasto
 

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one of my mentors who advised me on countless anesthesia reated issues thought it best to sit on the suctiontube....
fasto

...just as long as I don't end up being the patient who requires suctioning...
 
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