How often do you draw the line? - page 2

A few questions. I've read stories of times when the anesthesia provider will cancle or reschedule a surgery based on patient conditions. I'm curious as to how often a situation like this occurs.... Read More

  1. by   skipaway
    Quote from Whispera
    Also, the anesthesiologist monitors how long the patient has been "under" and will hurry the surgeons along...
    In the 19 years I've been practicing anesthesia, I've never "hurried the surgeon along." I am not a surgeon and cannot and will not tell them how to do their job and they do not tell me how to do my anesthetic. We provide anesthesia for as long as necessary. We certainly communicate a patient's status to the surgeon and if that makes them finish sooner rather than later, that's the surgeon's decision, not ours.