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Hospital Authority provides recommendations to avoid cases of wrong-side craniotomy and retained instruments
 

Hospital Authority provides recommendations to avoid cases of wrong-side craniotomy and retained instruments

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The Hospital Authority (HA) released the 46th issue of “HA Risk Alert” on 28 July. According to the report, there were two sentinel events in the first quarter of 2017 (January – March). Recommendations are made and shared in the publication to avoid similar events in future.
 
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2 Aug 2017 - General
 
Thank you for sharing this article. We know that this is actually a result of the swiss cheese effects in which patients are operated on the wrong side for crainiotomy and instruments are actually retained within the patient's body. This still happens despite hospitals having a stringent protocol for op site marking by both the surgeon and time out procedure prior to the surgery to verify the correct site. In addition, there is Xray marks on gauze to prevent gauze being left inside, gauze co...
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I am surprised that incidents of instruments being left inside a persons cavity is way too common. Maybe not here in the Philippines or in our locality, but worldwide it is a global problem that needs to be taken into considerstion. As well as suicide inpatient rates are way to high in the bar graph. We need to be extra cautious most especially when we are in doubt. We already mastered the process, it is only that a matter of time is being skipped or taken for granted that leads us to commiting ...
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