Nada me preparó para la muerte de un paciente durante una cirugía – The Guardian

Nothing prepared me for my first death in surgery

The first time I witnessed the death of a patient on the operating table as a junior anaesthetist will always remain with me.

Mr Clark* was 60 and remarkably well. He lived at home with his wife and walked his dog twice each day. He required the removal of one kidney due to an aggressive tumour. My consultant, Dr Roberts*, expected a large blood loss and was well prepared: additional large drips, invasive monitors and plenty of cross-matched blood available.

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