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Hospital gave wrong person kidney transplant

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New Jersey hospital gave wrong patient a kidney transplant

A New Jersey hospital admitted this week that its doctors transplanted a kidney into the wrong patient — because the person had the same name as the rightful recipient. The mix-up happened at the 325-bed Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden. Officials said a 51-year-old patient on a kidney transplant list was successfully given a new organ on Nov. 18 – but the next day it was discovered that the organ went to the wrong person because, “unusually, the individual who should have received the organ has the same name and is of similar age.”

Read more: https://nypost.com/2019/11/27/new-jersey-hospital-gave-wrong-patient-a-kidney-transplant/

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RabidMongoose
2 minutes ago, BrooklynGuy said:

New Jersey hospital gave wrong patient a kidney transplant

A New Jersey hospital admitted this week that its doctors transplanted a kidney into the wrong patient — because the person had the same name as the rightful recipient. The mix-up happened at the 325-bed Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden. Officials said a 51-year-old patient on a kidney transplant list was successfully given a new organ on Nov. 18 – but the next day it was discovered that the organ went to the wrong person because, “unusually, the individual who should have received the organ has the same name and is of similar age.”

Read more: https://nypost.com/2019/11/27/new-jersey-hospital-gave-wrong-patient-a-kidney-transplant/

Always best to write on yourself with a felt tip pen before going into surgery.

Not here (written on my man parts) lol.

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Desertrat56

My daughter, who is a hospital administrator, says it is a necessity to write on yourself with a marker like @RabidMongoose suggests, if you have surgery on the right side scheduled write NO on the left side and write YES on the right side (arm, leg, whatever).  That won't help if you are scheduled for carpel tunnel surgery and they give you a kidney transplant, though.

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Desertrat56

My daughter also said you never go to a catholic hospital in Camden NJ for any surgery.  (she works for Penn)

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Piney
24 minutes ago, Desertrat56 said:

My daughter also said you never go to a catholic hospital in Camden NJ for any surgery.  (she works for Penn)

Any hospital in New Jersey.....which is why my doctors are at Penn. :yes:

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RabidMongoose
45 minutes ago, Desertrat56 said:

My daughter also said you never go to a catholic hospital in Camden NJ for any surgery.  (she works for Penn)

Please enlighten us about them.

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Desertrat56
9 hours ago, RabidMongoose said:

Please enlighten us about them.

I can't, I can only repeat what my daughter told me.  It has to do with lack of procedure, ergo, the wrong person getting a kidney because the people at different stages of preparation did not verify who they were taking in to surgery, there are at least 3 people who handle getting the patient to surgery before the surgeon  starts work and good hospitals train everyone to always ask the patient their name and date of birth before they do anything, whether it is wheeling someone out of a room, drawing blood, shaving them for a surgery, etc.  She also said that infections in the catholic hospitals run rampant.

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aztek

so the guy has 3 kidneys now?  wow, renal function above normal, lol

 

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'Walt' E. Kurtz
5 hours ago, aztek said:

so the guy has 3 kidneys now?  wow, renal function above normal, lol

 

I said only one brain  not  three.

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RabidMongoose
9 hours ago, Desertrat56 said:

I can't, I can only repeat what my daughter told me.  It has to do with lack of procedure, ergo, the wrong person getting a kidney because the people at different stages of preparation did not verify who they were taking in to surgery, there are at least 3 people who handle getting the patient to surgery before the surgeon  starts work and good hospitals train everyone to always ask the patient their name and date of birth before they do anything, whether it is wheeling someone out of a room, drawing blood, shaving them for a surgery, etc.  She also said that infections in the catholic hospitals run rampant.

So a management failure to put in place the controls and checks and measures to ensure a string of steps in a process occur properly. That hospital you talk about sounds shambolic.

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travelnjones

From my experience I don't understand how this could happen.  My mom and I were in the same room that night before the transplant.  There were a lot of very ritualized steps there was a whole anti bacterial shower thing that happened.  My mom was wheeled out early in the morning to start her kidney remove and I was on my own for a bit before they took me in.  I saw my mom in the operation suite and even sort of confirmed that's my mom at that step.  They constantly asked who i was what I was there for.  But Stanford Hospital is pretty awesome i guess, maybe they just have better procedures.

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RoofGardener

Hmm.. American Private Healthcare ? 

This wouldn't have happened under the NHS. 

Probably. 

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Desertrat56
1 hour ago, travelnjones said:

From my experience I don't understand how this could happen.  My mom and I were in the same room that night before the transplant.  There were a lot of very ritualized steps there was a whole anti bacterial shower thing that happened.  My mom was wheeled out early in the morning to start her kidney remove and I was on my own for a bit before they took me in.  I saw my mom in the operation suite and even sort of confirmed that's my mom at that step.  They constantly asked who i was what I was there for.  But Stanford Hospital is pretty awesome i guess, maybe they just have better procedures.

That is what my daughter said does not happen in the hospital mentioned in the OP.  There are steps taken in most hospitals to ensure the correct patient is being tested, shaved, wheeled to the OR, etc ,but apparently that hospital is famous for not doing that.

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travelnjones
On 12/5/2019 at 1:32 PM, Desertrat56 said:

That is what my daughter said does not happen in the hospital mentioned in the OP.  There are steps taken in most hospitals to ensure the correct patient is being tested, shaved, wheeled to the OR, etc ,but apparently that hospital is famous for not doing that.

The shaving was a surprise for me.  Post surgery hmm what happened to my hair?  Everything from my gut to my knees shaved.   To explain they didn't remove either kidney they put a third "mom kidney" under gut and semi behind pelvis.

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Agent0range
On 11/27/2019 at 9:04 PM, Desertrat56 said:

 and good hospitals train everyone to always ask the patient their name and date of birth before they do anything

Yes, yes, and yes.  I don't ever remember not being asked my name and date of birth before anything.  

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