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IN REMEMBRANCE--2021 AD

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It takes time for the absent to assume their true shape in our thoughts. After death they take on a firmer outline and then cease to change.

-Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
 

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Tonguez

A suffusion of yellow
Seaman Dan (Henry Gibson Dan) a Torres Strait Island musician based in Cairns, Australia has died age 91. He had a grandfather from Jamaica and another from Niue, and a grandmother from New Caledonia.

 
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billd91

Hobbit on Quest
Odd story, strange how her partner thought she was dead. Probably happens more than people hear. Scary cause you hear stories of someone going to the hospital for a minor procedure and they end up amputating a leg or removing a kidney.
It is a bit odd - but then with most hospitals handling COVID patients and restricting access, miscommunications like this are going to be a lot more common. You don't have the family member's hanging out in or around the patient's rooms and able to see/hear/respond to what's going on.

The issue of wrong surgeries and other procedures is one of the reasons ORs have checklist-based procedures they follow just like airline cockpits. They'll actually hold timeout discussions as they proceed through surgical prep with the team to step back and verify that they're all on the same page as far as what procedure they're doing, what laterality is involved (if any), and verify they have the right patient.
It's a real eye opener when you realize that most of these safety measures are reactive and have become implemented as best practices because screw-ups have happened.
 





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