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(New York Daily News)   Is that a pair of surgical pliers doctors left in your womb after your Caesarian section two weeks ago or are you just happy to see me?   (nydailynews.com) divider line 41
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2013-12-22 09:30:33 PM
Same thing happened with my old Nissan Altima - had the clutch done and then later I popped the hood and found a hammer.

//Almost the same thing.
 
2013-12-22 09:53:31 PM
'(The doctor) did not have much of an explanation for what happened. He took responsibility.'

Clearly not an American hospital.
 
2013-12-22 09:59:58 PM

fusillade762: '(The doctor) did not have much of an explanation for what happened. He took responsibility.'

Clearly not an American hospital.


And yet the new parents are thinking about suing the doctor.  American enough for you?
 
2013-12-22 10:13:26 PM

Bucky Katt: fusillade762: '(The doctor) did not have much of an explanation for what happened. He took responsibility.'

Clearly not an American hospital.

And yet the new parents are thinking about suing the doctor.  American enough for you?


Not really. That "thinking" part gives it away.
 
2013-12-22 10:17:47 PM

Hector Remarkable: Same thing happened with my old Nissan Altima - had the clutch done and then later I popped the hood and found a hammer.

//Almost the same thing.


True (not cool) story:

Had a friend; his dad died. A friend of a friend of his (also a friend of a friend of mine) -- in probably the greatest moment of "What can one really say at a time like this?" and "I want to say something sympathetic..." -- after a pause simply says "my car died."

I shiat you not.
 
2013-12-22 10:18:56 PM
Must have been a real mess to have missed a pair of pliers. A sponge I can see, if not excuse, but pliers?
She sounds fat.
 
2013-12-22 10:19:23 PM
Years later, when the kid acts up:

"We should have left you in and kept the pliers!"
 
2013-12-22 10:19:49 PM
I hired a Mexican to do some work in my yard the other day.

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I came home the next day and by God, the little guy was still back there.
 
2013-12-22 10:20:02 PM
Inventories, how do they work!?
 
2013-12-22 10:28:47 PM
Somewhere there is a scrub nurse updating her resume.
 
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2013-12-22 10:33:19 PM

BigLuca: Somewhere there is a scrub nurse updating her resume.


Oh yeah. You can bet on that.
 
2013-12-22 10:35:02 PM
I thought the earlier headline was funnier. Complaining of clamps...
 
2013-12-22 10:35:26 PM
That's why you X-ray the patient before you close.
 
2013-12-22 10:44:23 PM
I thought they inventoried all the stuff in the OR these days so this can't happen?
 
2013-12-22 10:48:36 PM

Eddy Gurge: I thought the earlier headline was funnier. Complaining of clamps...


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2013-12-22 10:49:47 PM
In before healthcare related derp.
 
2013-12-22 10:50:20 PM
I've performed over ~100 C-sections.  You have to try hard to fark-it up that bad. In fact, unless there was huge bleeding leading to extraordinary measures, I can't imagine how a pair of Mayo scissors or Allis clamps would be left behind.

Now with other more complex GYN cases, I can begin to understand how a break-down in safety measures might occur, but with anything other than 1 in 10,000 C-S? Hell, no.

Studies have confirmed the most obvious of obvious. The vast majority of misadventure with retained instruments happen in either a cluster-fark of an emergency situation , or where multiple surgical teams are involved (e.g. combined ortho & plastics, or combined GYN and Urology, etc.).

Compared to just 10-15 yrs ago, the safety protocols for retained instruments are much higher. In fact, it's to the point of annoying because the scrub team stops paying attention the last 5 minutes of every case in order to count, re-count, document, and re-document every sponge, needle & instrument over and over again. Pretty much I have to close by myself these days, a difference compared to just 7-10 years ago.
 
2013-12-22 11:10:29 PM

Primum non nocere: I've performed over ~100 C-sections.  You have to try hard to fark-it up that bad. In fact, unless there was huge bleeding leading to extraordinary measures, I can't imagine how a pair of Mayo scissors or Allis clamps would be left behind.

Now with other more complex GYN cases, I can begin to understand how a break-down in safety measures might occur, but with anything other than 1 in 10,000 C-S? Hell, no.

Studies have confirmed the most obvious of obvious. The vast majority of misadventure with retained instruments happen in either a cluster-fark of an emergency situation , or where multiple surgical teams are involved (e.g. combined ortho & plastics, or combined GYN and Urology, etc.).

Compared to just 10-15 yrs ago, the safety protocols for retained instruments are much higher. In fact, it's to the point of annoying because the scrub team stops paying attention the last 5 minutes of every case in order to count, re-count, document, and re-document every sponge, needle & instrument over and over again. Pretty much I have to close by myself these days, a difference compared to just 7-10 years ago.


i concur
 
2013-12-22 11:11:33 PM
They discovered it when she gave birth to quintuplets
kiddley.com
 
2013-12-22 11:13:30 PM
Know how I know subby didn't read the article?

The pliers had been inside her body for more than six weeks before being discovered.
 
2013-12-22 11:15:06 PM

ajgeek: Inventories, how do they work!?


No shiat, they do counts of everything that was opened on the table with two people in the US. Patient does not leave OR until counts are correct. If something goes missing and can't be found, an x-ray is taken to check patient. All laps and sponges have a radio opaque strip for this reason.
 
2013-12-22 11:15:47 PM
No. The erection means I'm happy to see you.

/the erection
 
2013-12-22 11:30:23 PM
Ta-da!
 
2013-12-22 11:32:52 PM
CaesarEan.
 
2013-12-22 11:35:27 PM
So are they pliers or scissors? Or is it the same thing? The article and headline says pliers, but both photo captions say scissors. The x-ray looks like it could even be a hemostat. Of course the only thing I know about hemostats is that they make excellent roach clips.
 
2013-12-22 11:38:30 PM
Eh, to be fair, I'd rather fark a surgical instrument than a vagina that's crapped out a kid.
 
2013-12-22 11:45:25 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Eh, to be fair, I'd rather fark a surgical instrument than a vagina that's crapped out a kid.


For which mothers everywhere are truly grateful, I'm sure.
 
2013-12-22 11:55:31 PM
As a woman who had a c-section a few weeks ago and having a difficult recovery (on my third script for Percocet), I am NOT getting a kick...
 
2013-12-23 12:08:37 AM

aevorea: As a woman who had a c-section a few weeks ago and having a difficult recovery (on my third script for Percocet), I am NOT getting a kick...


If you were still getting a kick, I wouldn't worry about surgical instruments. I'd say they left a kid in you.
 
2013-12-23 12:37:21 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Eh, to be fair, I'd rather fark a surgical instrument than a vagina that's crapped out a kid.


That's pretty dumb, even by Fark standards.
 
2013-12-23 12:56:52 AM

js34603: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Eh, to be fair, I'd rather fark a surgical instrument than a vagina that's crapped out a kid.

That's pretty dumb, even by Fark standards.


Obviously doesn't know what he's talking about

/been with moms with a bear trap down there
//I'm big for my people
 
2013-12-23 01:02:21 AM

js34603: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Eh, to be fair, I'd rather fark a surgical instrument than a vagina that's crapped out a kid.

That's pretty dumb, even by Fark standards.


Well, they let 13 year olds on here.
 
2013-12-23 01:07:30 AM

Hector Remarkable: Same thing happened with my old Nissan Altima - had the clutch done and then later I popped the hood and found a hammer.

//Almost the same thing.


Had that happen with my Toyota,  must be an asian thing.
 
2013-12-23 01:17:50 AM

aevorea: As a woman who had a c-section a few weeks ago and having a difficult recovery (on my third script for Percocet), I am NOT getting a kick...


If you feel a poking sensation you might want to go for an x-ray...
 
2013-12-23 01:37:04 AM
I have never heard of a surgical clamp being called pliers. Are locking clamps called vicegrips?
 
2013-12-23 08:06:05 AM
The next kid can bring them out with him.
 
2013-12-23 09:12:56 AM

Danger Avoid Death: So are they pliers or scissors? Or is it the same thing? The article and headline says pliers, but both photo captions say scissors. The x-ray looks like it could even be a hemostat. Of course the only thing I know about hemostats is that they make excellent roach clips.


It's a needle driver.

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2013-12-23 09:48:48 AM
Thanks Obama!

/am I doing this right?
 
2013-12-23 10:24:11 AM
"Well, we had a little whoopsie. See, we got the abscess, but I think we might have left some snippers  pliers in there. It's not very likely, but one of the assistants having taken them is even less likely. Unless I left them in my scrubs."

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2013-12-23 02:05:33 PM

BigLuca: Somewhere there is a scrub nurse updating her resume.


Do they have to carry malpractice insurance like the surgeons?  I want the surgeon to focus on ME; let the scrub nurse count the tools and sponges.

IANANurse, but wouldn't it be routine to do the count?  Also, wouldn't it make sense to have someone else check the pre/post-op counts?  Just sayin'....
 
2013-12-23 06:05:49 PM

indy_kid: BigLuca: Somewhere there is a scrub nurse updating her resume.

Do they have to carry malpractice insurance like the surgeons?  I want the surgeon to focus on ME; let the scrub nurse count the tools and sponges.

IANANurse, but wouldn't it be routine to do the count?  Also, wouldn't it make sense to have someone else check the pre/post-op counts?  Just sayin'....


Nope, no malpractice (that I've ever heard of), it falls all on the head of the surgeon.  But the scrub nurse is responsible, but not "legally" responsible.  That being said, it is really, really standard op to do counts before and after of all tools, needles, sponges, etc., in use.  The scrub nurse does the count with another nurse and they both sign off on it.  Hell, most places have bar codes on the towels and they have to scan in/scan out each one.  Someone really messed up to miss a scissors.

Of course, my experience is from a USA perspective.  No clue how France is different.
 
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