COMMUNICATION BEFORE SURGERY IS CRITICAL
We have handled many cases through the years where a patient was needlessly injured or killed during surgery due to a lack of communication between the surgeon, anesthesiologist, operating nursing staff and other medical professionals who are present in many surgeries. Operating on the wrong leg or side of the brain are just two examples.
Hospitals should require brief meetings for surgeons, anesthesiologists, and nurses before they operate on a patient. Read an abstract of an article published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons which reaches the same conclusion.