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Communication Issue Leads to Retained Foreign Body
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.
Misinterpretation of CT Scan Delays Stroke Diagnosis
A misinterpretation of stat CT scan results and a lack of communication between providers delays an unresponsive woman’s stroke diagnosis.
Toddler Requires Surgery after Delay in Foreign Body Diagnosis
Miscommunication and failure to follow protocol results in a decomposing button battery being surgically removed from a two-year-old patient’s nose.
Life-altering Misunderstanding During Shift Change
A patient brought to the ED with a subdural hematoma suffered a life-altering injury in the aftermath of a misunderstanding about a blood bank order during a shift change.