Question on Reading in OR Sparks Debate – APSF Newsletter Readers Give Record Response, Tend to Oppose Reading

Peter V. Goihl, CRNA

To the Editor

In response to ‘reading during OR cases,’ I would not consider-any reading during any case, even M.A.C., except to check a particular item in my ‘Handbook of Clinical Anesthesia.” I haven’t done it in 28 years and don’t intend to start now. I couldn’t come up with the name of a single CRNA that I know who reads during a case.

I would consider it a violation of the principles of good anesthesia practice to read or be doing anything else that would distract me from my patient and monitors.

Peter V. Goihl, CRNA Fort Atkinson, WI