Surgery: Current Research

ISSN - 2161-1076

Medical Mistakes in operating room in Baghdad Hospital

International Conference and Exhibition on Surgery, Anesthesia & Trichology

November 26-28, 2012 Hilton San Antonio Airport, USA

Sahban Wael Al-Shehehabi

Scientific Tracks Abstracts: Surgery Curr Res

Abstract :

Aim: The aim is to highlight the status of some equipments and instruments used in the operating room and the way they are used. Introduction: Theoretically medical errors are preventable but the percentage of this prevention depends on Social ,Financial, Culture and Medical circumstances presents in each country or even hospital according to the specification applied . Materials and Methods: a Twenty Two illustrated photos were selected from a pool of photos taken from operating theatre . Discussion done for each photo . Causes: The number of anaesthesiologists in the whole of Iraq 300 doctors and The number of population in Iraq 30 million so this Huge difference between the number of anesthesiologists and the number of population causing great fatigue and Sleep deprivation for anaesthesiologists this lead to double or triple the number of preventable medical errors Results: Each picture showed one or more preventable mistakes by simple and easy ways . Conclusion: Physicians, nurse and pharmacist should be trained to be careful and to function at a high level of proficiency to decrease level of medical errors. As there are no reports or documents to estimate medical errors in Iraqi hospitals , taking photos is a good starting point for documentation of unbelievable bad status of operating theatres. The impact of continuous violence in Iraq would effect the efficiency of operating room.

Biography :

Sahban Wael al-Shehabi was born and raised in Iraq (Baghdad) 28/6/1986, he was complete his secondary high school in 2003-2004 from Al- Mansoor school for boy, then he was enter medical college- University of Baghdad on 2004 and He is an honors graduate of Baghdad University where he received a M.B.CH.B degree in medicine. He then completed a General Practice Residency program at the Tikrit teaching hospital. He then completed permanency program in anesthesia in Al-Kargh Hospital, now he prepared to started study in Iraqi board of Anesthesia. He was authorized book talk about the problems of anesthesia and operation room in Iraq name of book ((hell of operation room in Iraq)).