Exercise 11 and 16 Statistics for Healthcare Professionals

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Can you image having something lounged in your knee causing unbearable pain after surgery. In 2010 a patient went to a local hospital in Woodland Hills California, to have a knee replacement surgery done, and the operating surgeon left a foreign object inside the knee after performing surgery.(CDOPH). (Jones 2012). It was found that their was a unidentified nurse working in the in the surgical unit who failed to do a correct count on the sponges before surgery and after. Further more she forged a technician signature on the operating room record who was suppose to do the count himself, but failed to do his job. The doctor himself did not follow the correct procedure, and stuffed a 4 by 4 saturated sponge with anesthetic inside of the …show more content…
In 2010 a patient went to a local hospital in Woodland Hills California, to have a knee replacement surgery done, and the operating surgeon left a foreign object inside the knee after performing surgery.(CDOPH). (Jones 2012). It was found that their was a unidentified nurse working in the in the surgical unit who failed to do a correct count on the sponges before surgery and after. Further more she forged a technician signature on the operating room record who was suppose to do the count himself, but failed to do his job. The doctor himself did not follow the correct procedure, and stuffed a 4 by 4 saturated sponge with anesthetic inside of the incision, causing the patient to have terrible pain and a lump in the knee by the incision.(Jones 2012). The patient went to another hospital and it was discovered that a foreign object, a sponge was left in after the procedure. The patient had to have another operation to remove the sponge.
“Joint Commission standards are the basis of an objective evaluation process that can help health care organizations measure, assess and improve performance” (The Joint Commission, 2015).
We are all professionals here a count of sponges should be in order and if you sign off that they are all accounted for, and it comes out one is left in a patient you should be held accountable for it. Signing off someone’s name is very dishonest, it is fraud, and the

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