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What Are The Kinds Of Negligence That Occurs In The Operating Room?


What are the kinds of negligence that occurs in the operating room? Watch the video below to learn more about the causes of negligence in the operating room.


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Video Transcript

0:00 Intro
0:30 Kinds of Negligence That Occurs in the Operating Room: Negligence In Surgery

The question arises, what kind of negligence occurs in the operating room, and the causes of negligence in the operating room?  The fact is that there’s quite a few negligent acts that occur, which should never occur. Negligence is 100% preventable and that includes the kinds of injuries that occur in the operating room. 

0:30 Kinds of Negligence That Occurs in the Operating Room: Negligence In Surgery

One example of course, is the wrong patient is operated on. Another is that the wrong site is operated on where they do the wrong body part, right arm instead of the left arm. Frequently, there are problems associated with posturing of the patient and the positioning of the patient in the operating room. Patients are asleep, they can’t protect themselves. Positioning is very important.

Obviously leaving foreign materials and foreign bodies like sponges and instruments inside the abdomen when they close and forgetting about them should never occur. Anesthesia problems that are associated with starting IVs in an improper way,  that can cause damage or failure to protect the airway and that is a big one. Yet another one is not protecting the eyes and causing injuries to the eyes. 

These are just a few of the kinds of negligence, which can and do occur in the operating room and should never occur. Negligence is always 100% preventable. 

If you think that you’ve been a victim of one of these forms of negligence and you have further questions, feel free to call us.

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