Endoscopic removal of a retained surgical sponge after Caesa
Background

Inadvertently retained sponges and instruments still constitute a major but preventable complication in surgery. Given the high geographic mobility of patients, the fluctuation of physician-patient contact, and communication problems due to language barriers, the conscientious use of structured safety protocols in clinical routine is an essential aspect of quality in health care....

https://pssjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13037-016-0111-z
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Dr. H●●●●h D●●●i
Dr. H●●●●h D●●●i Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Retained sponge or instrument ! after cesarean section or gynec laprotomy amounts to medical negligence & makes doctor liable for all types of litigations - CPA, Civil & Criminal.
Nov 4, 2016Like
Dr. H●●●●h D●●●i
Dr. H●●●●h D●●●i Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Retained sponge or instrument is a preventable complication & one can avoid it by structured protocols in Operation theatre & counting, recounting & crosschecking before abdomen is closed & documenting in case sheets.
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Dr. M●●●●●a D●●●i
Dr. M●●●●●a D●●●i Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Although the staff finds it somewhat weird counting and recounting should be a must follow protocol at 3 levels- doctor, sister and sweeper who washes, and or disposes.
Nov 11, 2016Like