Foreign bodies left in patients at operations
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Foreign bodies left in patients at operations joint memorandum of the Medical Defence Union and the Royal College of Nursing. by Medical Defence Union, London

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Published in [London] .
Written in English


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ContributionsRoyal College of Nursing (Great Britain)
LC ClassificationsRD32.3 M4
The Physical Object
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Open LibraryOL16950403M

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  A foreign body may dissolve or come out of your skin without treatment. It may take weeks or months for this to happen. Your healthcare provider will decide if the foreign body should be removed. The foreign body may not be removed if it could harm your blood vessels or nerves. You may need medicine to decrease pain and prevent infection such Missing: operations book.   Scotland Patients Association said patients should not be put at risk Forceps, needles, fragments of a bone drill and swabs are among the objects left inside Scottish patients during operations. Foreign objects can be left behind following a surgical procedure in any part of the body—most frequently in the abdominal cavity and thorax—although no body cavity is invulnerable. 1 Authority reports and a case-control study of retained foreign objects (RFOs) in surgical patients show that sponges are the items most frequently reported as retained, followed by instruments. 2 RFOs may lead to serious complications, such as sepsis, fistula or small bowel . Patient Safety, developing a standard taxonomy, designing tools for research policy and assessment, identifying solutions for patient safety, surgery was an estimated – million operations, or approximately one operation annually for every 25 human beings alive (3). This is a.