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(3 News New Zealand)   Hospital mix-up wipes the smile off woman's face... literally   (3news.co.nz) divider line 5
    More: Scary, University of Otago, oral surgeon  
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2012-06-11 10:03:08 AM  
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They didn't wipe anything. Her jaw was reconstructed so in addition to the "wiping" thing, she can probably smile. I think subby (along with way too many other people) is a tad foggy on the definition of "literally".
2012-06-11 01:21:53 AM  
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University faculty of medicine dean, Professor Peter Crawford, says the university has apologised to the patient.

"We have taken this incident very seriously, and have already taken all appropriate measures to minimise the likelihood of any such incidents occurring again," he said.

"The patient was contacted very soon after the incident was discovered, and we offered a full apology at that time."


We are SO sorry. Seriously, you can't imagine how embarrassed we are about this. From the bottom of my heart, I just want to say, My Bad.

ok, now go away.
2012-06-11 01:12:03 AM  
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hmmm if you even hand the lab a vial and it isnt labeled. even if you know the person is sitting right behind you - you have to draw again. how did this mix up happen? if they dropped the samples then they would either have to redraw the patient as the vial was consumed for the test or in all likelihood they would have to take another sample of blood from the vial. who the hell picks the samples up off the floor and then tests? idiots. there are procedures for this.

all vials are labeled. all vials are transported in baggies that are labeled. no lab personnel should be doing two tests at once. at least not in the same station.
2012-06-11 01:09:19 AM  
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I would think that if a test showed positive for cancer, they would repeat the test to make sure before performing drastic surgery.
2012-06-11 01:05:43 AM  
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We have taken this incident very seriously, and have already taken all appropriate measures to minimise the likelihood of any such incidents occurring again.

Whew! That's a relief!

/I'm sure she feels better about the whole thing already.
 
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