Saturday, January 30, 2010

This One's a No-Brainer

Get a load of the title of this article: Should Surgeons Warm Up Before Surgery? 

Um. I would say yes.

"Even experienced surgeons derived benefit from the warm-up and there was an error reduction in surgical skills." 
In that study, the researchers found that a warm up comprising 15 to 20 minutes of simple surgical exercises involving both psychomotor and cognitive skills before an operation raised surgeons' alertness to a higher level for surgical procedures and also helped fatigued surgeons perform better.

I would want MY surgeon to do at least twenty deep knee bends and solve one of the Sunday - (not the easy schmeezy Monday) New York Times' crossword puzzles before any invasive procedure commenced on my person.

Image of Ann Kenyon, surgeon, found here.  

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