Not everyone handles distractions the same way. And we are not surgeons. I would love to onlyl have to focus on a 2 mm vessel in pool of blood on a sedated patient rather than staying on a hard to get ICA with a patient constantly swallowing or coughing. In our practice each tech handles it in a way that is best for him or her. Everyone knows their distraction level and we respect that.
I would like to add something else as well. Surgeons are wearing loops on their heads, stitching together 2mm vessels in a pool of blood with beeps and boops coming from anesthesia, chatter and clatter coming from the surg techs and circulating nurse, personnel walking in and out of the OR and usually someones (dare I say IPOD) playing in the background. And they are unflappable. How in the world could It bother me if someone is on a cell phone or it beeps from an IM or VM? Anyway something to think about.... Is it really about the noise or also about territorial control? :P.
Doug Marcum RDMS,RDCS,RVT(APS)
Advanced Ultrasound Consultants
Elite Solutions for Vein Therapy/ Insufficiency Scanning and On-Site Education
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On Apr 27, 2009, at 1:04 PM, Connie McCoy <[log in to unmask]
> Maybe you should post a sign telling them to go to the bathroom > before their exam. And, hang it next to the no cell phone sign, > watch your kids sign, and make you co-payment sign before your test > sign.
> Connie McCoy, RVT
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