Ever Wonder what Anesthetists really do?


Everybody wonders what anaesthetists do
While the patient is asleep
Everybody wonders what we do for three hours
While the machine goes beep
Everybody reckons we drink coffee and we gossip and we’re generally subversive
Everybody reckons we do crosswords and Sudoku and we chat up all the nurses

But do you really think that’s all we do
Well let me tell you now isn’t true…

‘Cause we sometimes check the screen
And every now and then we write stuff
And if we have to intervene
We inject a bit of white stuff [propofol]
And we offer to alter the lights
Or the height of the bed
Or fiddle with the radio, change the CD
We even check the patient occasionally…
And if they move, we turn up the vapor,
And then we go back to reading the paper

‘Cause when the patient’s asleep
We just sit and listen to the beep
We just sit and listen to the…

Once upon a time I took pride in my job
But now I think it’s time to depart
‘Cause I just sit here everyday
And listen to bleeps of the heart


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