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I used several sources when doing the research for this comic, but this one was the most straightforward: http://csect.in/Yc9qZU
Here’s a top for all the doctors – just mark the area with a sharpie 🙂
When my wife had knee surgery, in pre-op they gave her a special marker to write “Yes” and “No” on the knee to be operated on and the the knee NOT to be operated on. I got the impression that is becoming common in better hospitals.
(The special marker is healthier than a Sharpie – no nasty solvent & fumes for starters.)
You’d be surprised how many hospitals don’t follow these kind of simple procedures that could bring the number of wrong surgery cases to practically zero. In 2006 – more than 6% of hospitals didn’t regularly follow a surgical marking procedure such as you mentioned! (see the last slide in this presentation http://csect.in/Yc9qZU )
Hilarious as usual 🙂
I foresee great demand for this poster in operation rooms the world over…
Thanks, do tell all your doctor friends about it!
Why so much stereotype? English don’t have teeth like that…
I know. Not every black person is loud and starts a sentence off with girl. The doctors are even stereotypical looking.
You’re right, they’re far too straight.
Indeed a useful post about medical mistakes, It’s best to learn from other’s mistakes than to feel the urge to commit one by oneself & then think of learning. I think we’ve all made some of these mistakes to some degree or another.