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Publication Type: Risk Alert
Single or Multiple Incident: Single
Date: 10/1/2021 12:00:00 AM
Country: Hong Kong

This alert describes retention of a foreign body in a wound. A patient with sacral wound was hospitalized. During wound assessment, a retained gauze was found in the wound. Recommendations to prevent similar incidents are provided.

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Retained Instruments / Material -- Gauze in sacral wound