Do you transfer a patient from the OR to the Recovery room with or without oxygen?
If you do not, please tell me the rationale behind it. I don't get it personally. I have wondered why a pt requiring an oral or nasal airway can be transported from OR to RR without O2. They are after all, just waking or ABOUT to wake from general anesthesia (I'm not including the ones who have only Spinals or local MAC etc..)
Thanks in advance you guys!
In California, all the ORs transport with O2, routinely. I think that's a good idea--after all, can it hurt?
But, I worked registry at a hospital in Portland in December; the anesthesia resident actually seemed offended that I suggested it and sniffed, "I don't know where YOU'RE from, but I wouldn't have extubated my patient in the FIRST place or moved him from the table if I thought he couldn't breathe on his own."
I told him I lived here, but that I noticed that it was standard practice wherever I worked in California. He said, condescendingly, "Figures!"
What a freakin' prima donna. He'll learn, the first time he has a patient with respiratory distress en route and he has to give mouth- to -mouth.
Last edit by stevierae on Jul 22, '02