Assessment 1- Perioperative nursing Case Scenario Due date: Week 4 Saturday 5th December 2020 by midnight CST Length: 1000 words +/- 10% (excluding references) Markers will stop reading at the maximum allowable word count Referencing: At least 8 high quality, current resources (published within the last 5 years), integrated in CDU APA 7th style Relevance: Patient safety is an integral part of the perioperative nurse’s role. Nurses are uniquely positioned to identify risks and create strategies to reduce or eliminate that risk Instructions: For this assessment pick one of the following case studies and create a 1000-word report on the specific patient safety incident involved. Case studies: 2. Mrs Kumar has been on the ward for several hours post radical hysterectomy for uterine cancer. Mrs Kumar has been reporting severe uncontrollable pain. The doctor orders a CT scan and results show that medical sponges have accidentally been left inside the patient. The report needs to address the following questions: What is your patient safety issue and how does/could it occur? How common is your patient safety issue? (In Australia and or globally) What are the impacts on patients when this type of incident occurs? What strategies are in place to reduce/prevent this patient safety incident occurring?