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Is the Procedure Being Performed What the Patient Consented To?
By Jennifer Vuu Sanchez, CRICO

Are You Safe? case study: When the plan of care changes, consent should be revisited.

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Gaps in Clinical Workup Lead to Young Patient’s Missed Colorectal Cancer
By Melissa DeMayo, CRICO

A narrow focus and an incomplete colonoscopy missed signs of cancer.

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A Forgotten Stent
By Lisa Heard, CRICO

Patient suffers an infection when a biliary stent that should have been removed after three months is discovered still in place after 12 months.

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Inconsistent Performance and Documentation of MD Orders
By Kathy Dwyer, MSN, RN, CRICO

A 56-year-old male admitted for repair of facial fractures suffered a fatal post-operative cardiac event.

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Device Vendors Distract Surgical Team
By Gretchen Ruoff, MPH, CPHRM, CRICO

Following surgery for rectal prolapse—which involved a malfunctioning stapling device—a 53-year-old male experienced complications and required additional surgery.

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Failure to Double-check Blood-product Dosing Imperils Tonsillectomy Patient
By Barbara Szeidler, RN, BS, LNC, CPHQ, CPPS, CRICO

Failure to double-check blood-product dosing imperils tonsillectomy patient.

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Incomplete Patient Understanding of Risks Complicates Surgery
By Kathy Dwyer, MSN, RN, CRICO

A patient undergoing elective surgery suffered severe anoxic brain injury due to complications from a pre-existing condition.

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Communication Issue Leads to Retained Foreign Body
By Kathy Dwyer, MSN, RN

Following successful cranial surgery, a 54-year-old man experienced back and lower extremity pain which was ultimately diagnosed as being related to an intrathecal lumbar catheter left behind at the time of surgery eight months earlier.

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Poor Pre-op Assessment Exacerbates Post-op Complication
By Penny Greenberg, MS, RN, CPPS, CRICO Strategies

A 62-year-old male with a history of respiratory problems died two days after knee replacement surgery.

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Wrong Rod Inserted During Surgery

Complications from a patient’s second surgery expose mistake in a prior surgery, leading to a settlement against the first surgeon. The patient’s death resulted from an infection introduced in a latter surgery, but due to the discovery, the first surgeon was sued.

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