I just caught these two shows on the Discovery fit and health channel over the weekend. I thought they were interesting, but I was left screaming at the tv during most of it. They put so much emphasis on counting errors, yet when they showed the person who was scrubbed in counting instruments, the person never separated the clamps! For a show like that, the least they can do is count properly!
It is really amazing to hear about some of the things that have been accidentally left in patients. The shows featured two different patients that discovered they each had 2" malleables left in, and another patient had some kind of 9" clamp! I can understand how a surgeon can glance in the belly and miss a saturated lap or raytec because they blend in so well, but huge instruments like that? Clearly, the OR staff did a terrible job counting in those cases, but how can a surgeon be so negligent to miss a huge malleable!
Since I know how the OR works, I think there are quite a few things these shows could have improved on to be more true to reality, but I guess they figure the general public would never understand, so they would never know the difference. Has anyone else caught these shows before?