I'm curious how many use HMEs, both with OETTs and LMAs, short and long cases. Some crnas I am with use them always, no matter what, others hate them, some say it doesn't matter, others state it adds resistance while others say it doesn't add resistance, it holds gas, it doesn't hold gas.... Personally, I prefer to use them, every case. I feel it's just a good habit to get into, but I've had the crna pull it off and get onto me in the past with some claims of (pick your reason)

I'd be interested in the rationale, as well.

If this has already been discussed, pleaaaase forgive me. I did a quick search and haven't seen it.