Hearing that a friend or a loved one is going to have surgery is a different experience than hearing that you need surgery. It no longer matter how simple or complex the procedure is, entrusting your life to a surgeon and a whole surgical team is a big deal and a major step for most patients in Louisiana and other states across the country. Human errors can enter any work environment; however, when they enter an operation room, it could mean surgical mistakes and even an injured patient.
According to researchers at the Mayo clinic in a 2015 study, surgical errors or never events have occurred 69 times in the 1.5 million invasive procedures performed over the past five years. Based on a system that was engineered to investigate military plane crashes, these researchers coded the human behaviors involved in these never events. The idea was that this would help identify any environmental, organizational, job and individual characteristics that could have led to these never events.