Of all the work places that should remain free of distractions, hospital operating rooms are high on the list. Some of the technology present in the operating rooms of today includes smartphones, tablets, pagers and computers. While medical personnel rely on these items to perform their duties, when does it represent a risk of hospital negligence?
Distraction in the operating suite has become a hot topic in the digital age. While patients undergoing a medical procedure cannot always know what the surgical team is doing, they deserve to have confidence that they are receiving the complete attention of team members. Anesthesiology professionals have recently addressed the subject of operating rooms and the presence of technology.