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James Stotts, RN, MS, CNS, and Audrey Lyndon, PhD, RNC; May 2014
In the preoperative area, a man scheduled for excision of a groin lipoma received regional anesthesia (right iliac block) and was taken to the operating room. There, without alerting anyone, the patient attempted to rise to use the restroom, but—because his leg was numb—fell and hit his head. He reported acute neck pain and was transferred to the local emergency department.
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Care transitions in the outpatient surgery preoperative process: facilitators and obstacles to information flow and their consequences.
Schultz K, Carayon P, Hundt AS, Springman SR. Cogn Technol Work. 2007;9:219-231.