I have to start thinking of some original topics instead of responding to Great Zs posts.
I am not sure what the importance of the EBL is anymore. It is so much easier just to get a hemoglobin (which we are now able to get again on the blood gas machine since I kicked respiratory's asses).
We never ask at our hospital anymore. At the Centre of Excellence, they asked after total joints. I started giving it to them right down to the nearest 1 cc which the nurse dutifully would write down. Probably why they hated me there.
After one surgeon low balled his blood letting, I looked at him and said, "There's that much on your gown."