Fortunately (as the BBC mentions) that isn't standard operating procedure when not in the battlefield. Most surgeons seem to prefer the carefully planned complex procedure versus doing it the first time by remote instruction. Lisa -----Original Message----- From: Medical Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Sampson, Margaret Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2008 11:37 AM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Re: CHAT: Surgeons needing medical information You may be interested in a story carried yesterday by the BBC with the headline "Surgeon saves boy's life by text" The full story is at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7761994.stm Margaret Sampson, MLIS Manager, Library Services Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario 401 Smyth Road Ottawa, ON, K1H 8L1 [log in to unmask] 613-737-7600 x2207 fax 613-738-4806 -----Original Message----- From: Medical Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Library Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2008 11:06 AM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Re: CHAT: Surgeons needing medical information I have no problem with them asking for surgical procedure info. I have one surgeon who routinely calls every couple of months for procedures on some obscure procedure or another coming up in the next couple of weeks scheduling. At another locale, we had a doc who called from the OR routinely for procedure info stat. They couldn't have all been surprises, and most of them were not obscure surgeries. He was on the bottom of my list of "who to call if I need a surgeon." Madeleine Taylor, MLS Medical Librarian Health Sciences Library St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center 703 Main Street Paterson, NJ 07503 Voice: 973-754-3590 Fax: 973-754-3593 Email: library @ sjhmc.org http://www.sjrmclibrary.org Important news about our email communication: As of April 16, 2007 we have replaced our secure keyword email encryption policy with an automatic encryption policy. To learn more about this policy or to learn how to access a secure message that was sent to you copy and paste this link into your web browser: http://userawareness.zixcorp.com/sites/index.php?b=588&type=1&p=2 ----------------------------------------- Confidentiality Notice: The following mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. The recipient is responsible to maintain the confidentiality of this information and to use the information only for authorized purposes. If you are not the intended recipient (or authorized to receive information for the intended recipient), you are hereby notified that any review, use, disclosure, distribution, copying, printing, or action taken in reliance on the contents of this e-mail is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify us immediately by reply e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message. Thank you.