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LNP 49 – Retained Object After Surgery: Oops!

The patient leaves the operating room with a retained object: a sponge, a clamp, or a towel. What is the impact on the patient? We’ve heard the stories of the patient’s clamp that sets off the metal detector in the airport, but many patients find out about the presence of a retained object as a […]

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