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Unintended Retained Foreign Objects After Surgery and Other Invasive Procedures

Simpson, Kathleen Rice PhD, RNC, FAAN

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing: March/April 2014 - Volume 39 - Issue 2 - p 139
doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000018
ONGOING COLUMNS: Perinatal Patient Safety

This “never event” can lead to serious injury for our patients. What can you do to be sure it doesn't happen?

Kathleen Rice Simpson is a Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist in St. Louis, MO, and an Editorial Board Member of MCN. Dr. Simpson can be reached via e-mail at

The author declares no conflict of interest.

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