Hide and seek, the search for a missing swab: a critical analysis.

  • Roxanne Bell
  • Published 2012 in Journal of perioperative practice


This article explores the root causes of a missing swab incident. It reinforces the scrub practitioner's responsibility for the surgical count as reflected on by a student operating department practitioner. With environmental pressures and methods upheld by the operating room culture it is recognised that mistakes do sometimes arise from human error when… (More)


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