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Reading in the OR

Discussion in 'Anesthesiology' started by adleyinga, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. adleyinga

    adleyinga Einstein
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    To the residents out there

    How many of you are allowed to read in the OR?
    I appreciate name of program where you are.

    Students -if you know the policy of your institution I would appreciate that also.

    To the guys in private practice- I don't really care because I know I would
     
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  3. militarymd

    militarymd SDN Angel
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    I'm very interested in what the "MD" only crowd thinks about this topic.

    I personally don't read in the OR when I'm doing a case. I watch the monitors, dump the urine, and move the bed dutifully.
     
  4. adleyinga

    adleyinga Einstein
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    Don't you get bored after 4 hours of orthopedic surgeons playing with some extremity on a 24 year healthy patient? Or does surgeon always gone done in 2.
     
  5. militarymd

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    I do...that is why I have CRNAs sit in the room....and I ask them not to read.
     
  6. supahfresh

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    do you think reading is better than sleeping? i read on some occasions and it helps me be more vigilant.
     
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    My dad did crossword puzzles at certain times during his international flights captaining a 747...so I'm all for reading-is-ok during certain times of certain cases.
     
  8. Noyac

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    reading puts me right to sleep :sleep:

    Generally, I have no problem with reading in the OR. Its called multi-tasking and anesthesiologists are the best at it.
     
  9. militarymd

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    I guess there is nothing "wrong" with it.

    I just think it looks bad....the person who is supposed to monitor you while you sleep is doing something else.

    Just a personal feeling.
     
  10. supahfresh

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    so today i just read the patient's chart when i had time, and since he had a very bizarre hospital course, i found it very interesting. this should me more acceptable don't you think?
     
  11. militarymd

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    I think that is socially acceptable.
     

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