TITLE

Marking the operative site: a lesson learned

AUTHOR(S)
Knight, Dominique M. A.; Wedge, John H.
PUB. DATE
November 2010
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/23/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 17, pE799
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a reprint of the article "Making the operative site: a lesson learned," by M. A. Dominique and John H. Wedge, which appeared at www.cmaj.ca. It discusses the case of a two-year-old boy who was admitted to the hospital for an elective orthopedic surgery to the left femur. It states that the preoperative site of the child has been marked by a permanent pen, however, both legs of the child are marked when he arrived in the operating room.
ACCESSION #
55706154

 

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