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Snuffing Out Surgical Smoke - December 2019 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 9 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 1 5 5 O n the 1st day of Christmas my OR gave to me … PTSD from the Devil incarnate of a scrub tech I had to work with every day. I would call her a witch or a female dog, but I wouldn't want to insult the Wiccan religion or canines. One the 2nd day of Christmas my OR gave to me ... 2 patients for appendectomies. The first one was a 15-year- old male patient the size of an NFL player with an appendix on 4th and goal. The second patient was a thin 30-year-old male, and his appy had already scored a touchdown while he was still deciding if he should go to the hospital. On the 3rd day of Christmas my OR gave to me ... 3 gall- bladders. One patient had been to one too many Christmas parties. The next patient was a 28-year-old female post-delivery of 4 weeks who spent her last trimester with cholelithiasis. The last gallbladder belonged to The 12 Days of Christmas (OR Edition) You won't find any turtle doves or pear trees here. Behind Closed Doors Paula Watkins, RN

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