A retained resectoscope beak:are we missing the point of surgical checklists?

Smith, Stephanie F., Miakhil, Sayed I., Johnston, Thomas J. and Lockett, Chris (2017) A retained resectoscope beak:are we missing the point of surgical checklists? Journal of Clinical Urology, 10 (1). pp. 56-57. ISSN 2051-4158

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Abstract

We present an unusual case of a retained resectoscope beak detected 10 months following transurethral resection of a bladder tumour. We describe this rare complication after transurethral surgery and present a safe method for removing a resectoscope beak from the urethra. This case prompted several improvements in our local surgical checklists to prevent such an event from recurring. It is important to check the integrity of surgical equipment in addition to counting equipment in and out during theatre; without checking, as exemplified by the resectoscope in this case, we risk missing the point.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Publisher Copyright: © 2016, © British Association of Urological Surgeons 2016.
Uncontrolled Keywords: cystoscopy,patient safety,resectoscope,retained surgical instrument,surgical checklists,surgery,urology ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2700/2746
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2021 02:48
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2021 02:48
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/82461
DOI: 10.1177/2051415816670817

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