Wednesday, June 8, 2011

"Whim" of the anesthesia provider!

I have opined previously that anesthesia is NOT individualized at all. There is a little drill that these providers use, and it's just too damn bad if the patient says NO, they don't want it or not. Versed is enough to turn the most adamant patient into a little obedient zombie, who will accept all those things they previously refused. Here is a quote FROM AN ANESTHESIOLOGIST, THAT'S RIGHT AN MD that states that anesthesia is performed on the "whim" of the anesthetist. At least she admits this. Everybody else babbles on about how they cater to the patients needs blah blah blah ad nauseum...

Here's the link; What drug is usually given first in the pre-op area to start the anesthesia induction, Midazolam or fentanyl? - Yahoo! Answers

Here's the quote; "Sometimes we give sedatives in the pre-op area, and it could be either of those drugs, (Fentanyl) depending on the patient, the case and the whim of the anesthesiologist. (emphasis mine) Midazolam is more common."

Source(s): I'm an anesthesiologist.

Doesn't it make you happy that your life has been shattered, you suffer from Versed induced mental disorders and panic attacks to fulfill the WHIM of a drug pusher in a medical treatment center? I know I am just feeling all warm and fuzzy thinking of it... (sarcasm)

Here is the definition of "whim" from whim - definition of whim by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia. just so you are very clear on what this anesthesiologist is saying!

1) a sudden, passing, and often fanciful idea; IMPULSIVE OR IRRATIONAL THOUGHT (emphasis mine)
2) arbitrary thought or impulse

Here is a definition from this site; Whim - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary
1: a capricious or eccentric and often sudden idea or turn of the mind : fancy
( capricious - definition of capricious by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.
1)characterized by or liable to sudden unpredictable changes in attitude or behaviour; impulsive; fickle or this one; 2)Characterized by or subject to whim; impulsive and unpredictable.

Is this how these people should be conducting themselves? Who the hell wants an anesthesia provider who is subject to "whims" and fickle, unpredictable and/or capricious behavior?

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