Monday, June 19, 2006

Seniors with Thongs

I completed an implant of a biventricular pacemaker-defibrillator system on a 72-year old man the other day, and a nurse came out of the room after the procedure feeling uncomfortable, to say the least.

"He had a leopard-skin thong on! You know, with strings to hold up the sides and all..."

My natural response was:


"Well, you know with sedation and all,..." she said. (I told her I'd heard enough).

Music in the operating room is well-established but varies by personal taste. Should there be a dress code for minor procedure rooms like cath labs and electrophysiology labs? After all, the dress code for operating rooms is already established: those ridiculous patient gowns and your birthday suit...


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