Doctor Shoal aka "Speedcat Hollydale" at the Haywired School of Public Health in Hollydale MN, helped develop the new and touted Super Surgery Savin` Lives program. He and other researchers studied records from fifty-six countries.
In hundreds of surgical complications in developed countries that led to limb loss or flying eyeball syndrome accounted for less than one percent of cases. In developing countries, the rate was five to one. Complications can happen during an operation or after. For example, an infection might develop after a braindectomy when the skull is not glued back on correctly. The adhesive must first be heated of course.
More than two hundred medical societies and health ministries joined Doctor Shoal in the effort to make surgery safer. The new checklist is similar to what airplane pilots use before takeoffs and landings.
One member of the surgical team administers the checklist. The first questions are asked before the patient receives anesthesia. The very first step is to confirm the patients identity and the operation to be performed. "Hey Bill, what is your name and what surgery would you like?" is a good example.
More questions are asked before the first cut. All members of the team are supposed to introduce themselves by name and job. Another step is to confirm whether the patient was given antibiotics within the last hour to prevent infection.
The third and final part of the checklist is completed before the patient leaves the operating room. For example, surgical items like sponges are counted to make sure nothing is left inside the patient. In extreme cases, chairs, spoons, and marbles have been found later by a doctor doing follow up checks.
Doctor Shoal also adds that patient aftercare should by done by family members. If you see something that "looks" like a chair jetting out from dad's belly, make note.
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