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Anesthetists Go on Strike, Local Hospital Thrown into Turmoil

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BOSTON, MA – Chaos ensued in a local hospital early yesterday morning when the whole Anesthesiology department went on a “no-show strike.”

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“Hey guys, I think something is missing here!”

“We were prepping and draping the patient, ready to start the case, when we discovered during the timeout that the anesthetists were not around!  Not surprisingly the patient was still awake and was wondering what went wrong.  I’m going to QA pink sheet this for sure!”  SN Maricel providing her account of the early morning fiasco, barely hiding a wide grin at the prospect of raising another QA.

Dr. Silva Flurane, HOD of Anesthesiology from Have Mercy Hospital exasperatingly explained: “We have had enough of the badgering that we face day in and day out!  Patients don’t appreciate us, surgeons treat us like we’re their personal maids.  There was even one time when the surgeon screamed at me for keeping the MAP too high!  What does he know about MAP?!!”

“It’s true.  None of our patients are ever grateful towards us.  All they do is thank the surgeons profusely for the operation.  No one has ever come up to me and said, ‘Thanks for keeping me alive during the surgery’ or ‘You have been an excellent anesthetist.’  All they do is complain instead about us!  ‘Why am I nauseous?’; ‘Why is my throat sore?’; and the worst; ‘Why am I in pain you useless anesthetist!’  I’d had enough,” Peter Ranting stated, an attending anesthesiologist who aspired to be an anesthesiologist from the tender age of 0 when his mother was successfully given epidural anesthesia.

For Clara Icknore, the patient left stranded on the OR table, the amount of displeasure faced was telling.  According to her, she has had multiple operations without a glitch at all.  When asked if she feels more appreciative of anesthetists from now on, she said, “I had no idea there was such a group of providers!  I’ve always assumed my surgeons were in charge of putting me to sleep!”

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    Casca

    ER – “We’ve got a 23 year old shooting victim with 3 separate gunshot wounds to the abdomen and the Trauma Surgeon is taking him to the OR STAT !”
    Anesthesiology ” When was the last time he ate ? 3 hours ago ? Hmmmmm…..that’s not long enough- call me back in 5 hours and give him some reglan in the meantime”

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    Michele Marie

    It’s true, like the ER, anesthetists hardly ever get any credit.

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    Rishi

    Even if the attendings went on strike, the residents would end up working. =D

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    Robynnurse94

    Education goes a long way

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    Pranvera Ramadani
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    Oh Gomer

    Well it’s satire so actually it IS a joke based on reality :D

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    Jenny PeaCox

    Kelly cracks me up

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    Michele Duvall Martel

    LOVED the 3 anesthesiologists I had in the last 30 days and I LOVE the two in the family!

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    Serena Perry

    All of their “articles” are satire. GOMER stands for Get Out of My Emergency Room. They’re hilarious.

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    Serena Perry

    All of their “articles” are satire. GOMER stands for Get Out of My Emergency Room. They’re hilarious.

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    Richard Ogden

    Who would reposition the op light when the surgeon’s head gets in the way?

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    Lydia Fann Hunjan

    Ben MAFAT

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    Gomerblog
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    Gary Avanzato

    hokey ??????????????

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    JoAnn Sigismondo

    HILARIOUS!!!! Thanks for the laugh… People it’s all a JOKE! In no way based on reality!!!!

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    Melissa Matos-Auerbach

    It is a joke.

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    Tommy Weesner

    That’s right

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    Dan Johnson

    GOMERBLOGMYASS Bedolla!!

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    Amanda Michelle Moss Wright

    Here’s a hint Elizabeth Woodard McDaniel and Kelly Madry Tortorella the title is gomerblog. Get it? It’s a satirical blog. It’s fake and for laughs.

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    Kelly Madry Tortorella

    Yes anesthesiologist are under appreciated but going on strike when a pt is already on the table is gross negligence and abandonment. Very unprofessional way to make a point.

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    Parvez Ellahee

    Guess they don’t use the WHO Checklist in Boston

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    Lizamara Bedolla

    Dan Johnson

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    Peer Düsedau

    Q: What would modern surgery be like without anaesthesiology?

    A: Very loud.

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    Victoria Morgan

    I don’t believe any of the crnas really complained. Years of nursing experience teaches you that the patient will always be confused about who the real heroes are. :-)

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    Kathy Stringham

    Penny

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    Kyra Dawson

    Who would cancel surgeries without them?? ;P

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    Sally Anderson Pendergrass

    How would the bed go up and down without us?

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    Cheryl Huckriede Bailey

    Better to have them.

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    Saad Mohammad

    YES

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