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Old 01-25-2010, 06:47 PM   #1
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Question Ipod in the operating room???

hey everyone,

My ankle arthroscopy is a little over a week away and I have one more question:
Are you allowed to bring your iPod in the operating room?

I would really like to know. All answers will be appreciated!

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Old 01-25-2010, 07:38 PM   #2
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Re: Ipod in the operating room???

Hi thefrosh, I was told it depended on the doc doing the anaesthetic. The one doing my anaesthetic allowed them. Others felt there was already too many wires and things and would not allow them.

Have you met the anaesthetist yet? If not, that would be a good place to ask. Or, ask the surgeon's office or the pre-admin people. Someone will be able to answer what your specific hospital and doctors allow.

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Old 01-26-2010, 05:14 PM   #3
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Re: Ipod in the operating room???

I know that with all three of my C Sections I was allowed a CD player. The anesthesiologists all signed off on this because I told them that a little Cat Stevens goes a long way regarding my pre op anxiety. We were living in deep south Florida and I was shocked at how few people had even heard of Cat - and the funny thing was that the OB GYN actually said the C Section rolled along a lot quicker due to the music. They may sign off on a CD player easier than an I Pod because they could still communicate w/me whereas with an I Pod they would need to remove the ear phones to get you to hear them.

 
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Re: Ipod in the operating room???

hi trixie1966,

I don't think it would matter with my procedure because I am getting general anesthesia and will be completely out. So, I don't think that there will be a need to hear the doctors. But, I do agree with the comment about relieving pre-op stress. Thanks for your reply!

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Re: Ipod in the operating room???

Actually I want the doc to be stress free, he is the one doing the work.

 
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Re: Ipod in the operating room???

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Actually I want the doc to be stress free, he is the one doing the work.
Totally! When I had my surgery, the doctor came in and was adjusting the table to the right height. He was saying "up a bit", "down a bit" etc. I commented that I wanted to make sure he was comfortable. He laughed and said he thought I was asleep. It all turned out well, so he must have been comfortable.
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