Have any of u ever left anything behind in a patient , if so what and when did u realize it!. I'm interested in the support u got from your managers and colleagues. I realized on my last count that I was missing a sponge. I immediately informed the surgeon who told me it couldent be in the patient, I insisted he look again and again he told me to do the count again or look around or "are u sure you had it in the beginning". I had already done everything he'd suggested and again told him it must be in the patient. I finally had to call in the or supervisor to ask him to check the patient. Guess what he found?. What surprised me most was the way my colleagues reacted to ME. I felt that I had almost done something wrong. My concern was, what if I had left something in the patient. We do the best we can under a lot of pressure all the time. Sometimes when we're short of staff we have to scrub plus keep and eye on the circulator plus the anaesthetic nurse and do our job at the table. While these mistakes are few and far between I do know they happen,so how do nurses react to a scrub nurse who's miscounted or mislaid something. I'm hopeing u tell me that nurse gets all the support they deserve .