#13 When I had a C-Section in 1996 I remember after they took my son and before they closed me up they did an inventory of all tools, sponges, etc and accounted for every piece of equipment used.
#14 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2018-01-16 04:33 PM
That would be standard practice in the OR, at least every one I've been in in 25 years. Which is not to say mistakes don't happen. Being human, and all. However, #13's post is also on point. That scalpel should have been handed back to the scrub immediately after it was used. No excuse for leaving sharps on the operating field, much less in the patient. If this all turns out to be legit, I'm shocked it didn't do more damage.