Education  |   January 2017
First Listen, Then Connect
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  • From the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. cfrango8504@gmail.com
  • Carol Wiley Cassella, M.D., served as Handling Editor for this submission.
    Carol Wiley Cassella, M.D., served as Handling Editor for this submission.×
  • Accepted for publication August 15, 2016.
    Accepted for publication August 15, 2016.×
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Education / Mind to Mind / Cardiovascular Anesthesia / Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems / Obstetric Anesthesia / Ophthalmologic Anesthesia / Pediatric Anesthesia
Education   |   January 2017
First Listen, Then Connect
Anesthesiology 1 2017, Vol.126, 192-193. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000001346
Anesthesiology 1 2017, Vol.126, 192-193. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000001346
It was a typical Saturday call shift. I had arrived at 6:15 am to prepare for the handful of cases assigned to my operating room for the day. The schedule was full of procedures that couldn’t wait until Monday, except for the very last procedure. It was an ophthalmologic surgery in which a gold weight would be inserted into the patient’s eyelid to help correct lagophthalmos, a condition characterized by the inability to close the eyelid. This was an odd procedure to be posted on the weekend, as it was not an urgent or emergent case. Nonetheless, it was a case that needed to be done for reasons unbeknownst to the OR staff, so we powered through the day and it was now time for our final case.
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