Sunday, February 10, 2019

What Blood Loss??

 What blood loss? That's all irrigation in the suction bottle. At least 2 liters.

A good scrub nurse always agrees with the surgeon even if the patient lost a unit or more  of blood. I felt just like Nancy when concurring with a surgeon understating the blood loss. I always felt there were 3 categories of blood loss estimates: ABL, anesthesia estimated blood loss -  EBL, estimated blood loss by the surgeon  and NBL negotiated blood loss after the surgeon vs. anesthetist argument concluded. Actual blood loss was one of the great mysteries.

I promise this is the last of my political foolishness. Blame it on my brain freeze.


  1. I do like NBL - Negotiated Blood Loss! How tactful!
    Am enjoying your political foolishness. From afar I am rather enjoying seeing a mature age woman such as Nancy in a position of such authority. Love the photo. Cheers, Sue.

  2. I too like your political foolishness!

  3. After that clap I think I want to have Nancy's baby!