Circulation 80,350 • Volume 21, No. 3 • Fall 2006   Issue PDF

Aims Should Not Distract

Glee Folsom, CRNA

To the Editor

With the increasing use of computerized anesthesia records, I feel it is time for some standards. Specifically, I believe the computer screen and mouse should be within visual and hand reach while one is doing a chin lift. It does a disservice to a patient to instrument an airway for no reason other than to reach the computer. It also delays turnover when one must later record the drugs and times temporarily jotted down on scrubs, tongue blades, or whatever is available.

Glee Folsom, CRNA
Edmonds, WA