Lift me

September 2, 2008 § 5 Comments

Now and then, while waiting for an operation to start, I’m asked to help with the preparations. Nurses rush back and forth, and the schedule is tight, so a couple of idle hands are useful. I’m not trained in OR procedures, but over the years I’ve seen enough to know roughly what to do. I know how to open a sterile package, tie a gown and stuff like that. Today I was asked to help move the patient. « Read the rest of this entry »

SurgeXperiences 206 – Call for submissions

September 1, 2008 § 3 Comments

Heart-lung machine in use during cardiac surgery.

On Sunday, September 14th I’ll be hosting the one and only surgical blog carnival SurgeXperiences for the third time. SurgeXperiences is a biweekly carnival collecting the best of blog post related to surgery (photo credit).

The theme for this edition will be “Visuals”. Interpret it as you like. All posts will be accepted. Start writing and submit your posts here by Friday, September 12th.

The current edition, called “Evidence”, is up at Scalpel’s Edge. Check out the schedule for season 2, and the season 1 archive.

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