Flirting, fighting, basketball- the operating room

It's not all laser focus and seriousness in the operating room.  Nurses have called me before to request songs. Never have I been called by a nurse or Dr. during an operation, but I was called one afternoon requesting a song  (American Pie - Don McClean) for the next afternoon.  

A new study from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, reveals the behavior of those in the operating room and it’s likely to have most people shocked. First off, while patients are going under the knife a lot of fighting is going on between surgeons and assistants, with researchers discovering that one in every 40 interactions between surgical staff is a fight or argument.

But that’s not all, the staff is also likely to be flirting, gossiping, dancing, making jokes about patients and even throwing things across the room. For example during one surgery, staff was basically playing basketball with garbage and a bin and then celebrating when it went in. In another instance, a doctor insulted a patient calling them “gigantic” and suggesting they’d need ten people to help move her.

 
 

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