This week in Gasnet – 7th March 2021

The primary conversation this week started with a news story:

Didn’t this start us all off down a rabbit warren. Obviously everyone thought this the wrong thing to do and pointed out that many surgeons, and some other specialties have delusions of grandeur. And then started the anecdotes. Surgeons operating when perhaps they shouldn’t whether following procedures themselves, acute medical conditions eg perianal abscess or even being in labour! The conversation then strayed into surgical antics during power outages in the operating theatre and tricks they have pulled to get their operation underway before others. Finally the the conversation rounded off with a discussion of the failings of hospital generators, usually at the worst possible moment.

  • If you have already subscribed to gasnet head on over to your email and join the discussion.
  • If you are not already subscribed to the Gasnet anaesthesia email discussion its free and painless, no advertising and no spam. Head on over to and follow the instructions. Your application to join is usually approved within 24hrs.

Permanent link to this article: