This may be one of the most important podcasts you’ll ever listen to or read. Operating room errors have significance not only for you as a legal nurse consultant but in your life and that of your family and friends.
Samantha Patten, an experienced OR nurse, is here to advise you on how to ensure you get the right surgery on the right body part, and that you are the patient who is supposed to be receiving that surgery.
You may think that adequate safeguards are in place to prevent surgical errors, but that’s a dangerous assumption. You must be alert from the time of operation prep. Advise your family member or friend to ensure their names, birth dates, and type of surgery are correct.
Also make sure that the body part to be operated on is correctly indicated, or if internal surgery is required, carry a piece of paper listing the name of the organ.
A big problem is that many surgeons only meet their patients in the OR. They are operating on a body, not on an individual they know. They may also be in a hurry and rushing never improved surgery.
From a LNC point of view, knowing where errors are most likely to occur helps the investigative process. Because the patient will have both a medical and a surgical history, it’s critical to make sure that they match. You may save a life by studying this invaluable podcast.
Join me in this episode of Legal Nurse Podcast to learn about Wrong Site Wrong Surgery Wrong Patient Surgery – Samantha Patten
- What are the most significant operating room errors?
- How do operating room errors occur?
- Why is it important to question the patient to determine if they understand a forthcoming surgical procedure?
- How does surgery occur on the wrong body part?
- What is the significance of the timeout before surgery?
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As a legal nurse consultant, you face a lot of competition. How can you convince an attorney to choose you over the many other LNCs seeking clients?
The answer is branding: giving people a reason to choose you because they feel you offer something they can’t get anywhere else.
In How to Heat a Fiery Brand for Your LNC Business: Tips to Be Noticeable, by Pat Iyer, you’ll discover how to define and express your unique identity, the special gift you offer your client that no other LNC can.
It may be
● exceptional customer care,
● attention to detail, or
● going above and beyond what the client requests.
Learn what your gift is and use it to position yourself in the LNC world. Then you will attract attorneys for whom price is not an issue because your branding makes it clear that hiring your services will yield rewards beyond price.
That’s what branding is: giving people a reason to choose you because they feel you offer something they can’t get anywhere else.
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Your Presenter of Wrong Site Wrong Surgery Wrong Patient Surgery – Samantha Patten
I am the owner and lead legal nurse consultant at Sharp Precision Consulting. I am passionate about medical malpractice, personal injury, and product liability cases involving surgical procedures.
I have over 18 years of experience in the perioperative setting, with the most extensive experience in the intraoperative phase. I scrub, assist (I am also a certified surgical first assistant), and circulate inpatient and outpatient cases in general surgery, urology, ENT, orthopedics, ophthalmology, obstetrics, gynecology, and pain management. I also have experience in PACU, pre/post-op, and procedural sedation.
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