Most OR fires include oxygen and either electrocautery or lasers
Sponges, needles, and gauze are the most common surgical items negligently left behind in patients' bodies
To reduce patient risks, hospital leaders must do more than check the box
Most total joint replacement surgeries will be done at outpatient surgery centers by 2026
Is it safe for patients?
Retained surgical items are sentinel or never events, but they still happen regularly
Around 600 patients annually are injured by surgical fires in the U.S.
Learn the secret shell game that occurs daily at many major hospitals
For some surgeries, robotically-assisted surgery may decrease patient survival rates
Although many hospitals don't like to admit it, nurses have roles and duties independent of doctors