oa Professional Nursing Today - Improving the quality of care - learning through case studies : retained abdominal swab : quality of care

Volume 12, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1607-6672



Ms Meso required a caesarean section. During the operation, an abdominal swab was left in her abdomen. Both the scrub sister and the checking nurse signed to say the swab count was done and was correct. This article will show the devastating effects of this error for the patient, her family, the hospital and the Health Department.

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