Wrong Side Surgery and Other Medical Mistakes That Should Never Happen You can also buy the large sized poster, or browse the C-Section Comics Store (Make sure to get a discount by using applicable Zazzle Coupons) I used several sources when doing the research for this comic, but this one was the most straightforward: http://csect.in/Yc9qZU Dear Facebook, This is Why I Miss the Old You The Astonishing Effects of Smartphones on Our Lives 9 Comments Ilias December 2, 2012 at 4:16 pm 10 years ago Here’s a top for all the doctors – just mark the area with a sharpie 🙂 qka December 4, 2012 at 3:55 am 10 years ago 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.) Idan Schneider December 9, 2012 at 10:32 pm 10 years ago 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 ) yuda December 3, 2012 at 8:52 am 10 years ago Hilarious as usual 🙂 I foresee great demand for this poster in operation rooms the world over… good move! Idan Schneider December 9, 2012 at 10:33 pm 10 years ago Thanks, do tell all your doctor friends about it! Wayne26uk February 27, 2013 at 6:33 pm 10 years ago Why so much stereotype? English don’t have teeth like that… BonaPaWhaa March 19, 2013 at 6:33 am 10 years ago I know. Not every black person is loud and starts a sentence off with girl. The doctors are even stereotypical looking. Extraintelligence March 20, 2013 at 6:03 am 10 years ago You’re right, they’re far too straight. Lorraine Reguly August 9, 2021 at 12:17 pm 2 years ago 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. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and site URL in my browser for next time I post a comment.