NTSB recommends full ban on use of cell phones while driving

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stefb
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Haha in reality, if something fell into a patient, it would be noticeable I am guessing. I don’t see how it wouldn’t be.


ieverhart
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helen s
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Ddidn’t someone start radio tagging samll surgery sponges (or something) which greatly reduced (but not totally) the number that were left inside of people?


Mick
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When I worked in the ORs, they were very careful with the sponge count (a “sponge” being a small square of cotton gauze), and somtimes dleayed closing while everyone searched for teh missing sponge.

One of my friends had his appendix out in the 1950’s. Back then, your family doc did the surgery. My friend had a sponge left in him. Pain and fever rising over a few days. He had to get re-cut to remove it and then stay in the hospital for quite some time.

OTOH, a junior mint probably would have been cool and refreshing!

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