Saturday, December 28, 2013

Sponge Count Off, Patient Develops Sepsis, Surgeon Blames Nurse. #surgery #surgical #surgeon #nursefriendly

Sponge Count Off, Patient Develops Sepsis, Surgeon Blames Nurse. #surgery #surgical #surgeon #nursefriendly:"Sponge Counts are a basic and critical safety measure during a surgical operation.  In this case, the standard three counts were not performed.  A sponge was left in the patient that would later lead to infection.  When the issue went to court, the surgeon claimed "it was not his responsibility" to keep track of the sponges. The patient was admitted for surgical repair of a hernia.  The operation was performed and the patient returned to the floors without obvious incident."


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