Thursday, June 28, 2007

the walls have ears, and so do patients

Another rule of the OR: it is in very poor taste to talk smack about a patient right before a case. Especially if the patient is in the room with you. Especially if your anesthesiologist hasn't actually induced yet. (Or even after, really.)

Dude, she has a bowel obstruction, she ain't deaf.

* Medico-legal CYA clause: This entry is just a general observation about the culture sometimes observed in the OR. It is not about a specific case or a specific patient. *