Just wondering what is your OR's standard operating procedure when an ex lap produces a 'foreign body'?
Sep 3, '10
by Rose_Queen, MSN, RN
Foreign bodies are listed in our pathology exception list, unless the surgeon wants it sent. Usually they are disposed of, or in certain cases returned to the patient/family. (We had a kid who swallowed mom's diamond ring- she got it back, but it was probably the most expensive ring she'd ever owned after paying for the endoscopy.) Exception being evidence collection (knives, bullets, etc), but those go to the police/security and not pathology.
Last edit by Rose_Queen on Sep 4, '10