CAUTION COVID-19 TESTING - Coronavirus swab gets stuck in patient's LUNG, falls into breathing tube put in her neck after surgery

15 October, 2020

[Read in full online: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8842875/Coronavirus-swab-snaps-... ]

Thursday, Oct 15th 2020

Coronavirus swab gets stuck in patient's LUNG when it snaps and falls into breathing tube put in her neck after surgery

- Swabs are designed to snap when put into a test tube but not during use

- The 51-year-old woman had a breathing tube in her neck after skull surgery

- Doctors had to fish out the swab end after finding it lodged in her lung

- They warned medics should be cautious about the possibility with such patients

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HIFA profile: Joseph Ana is the Lead Consultant and Trainer at the Africa Centre for Clinical Governance Research and Patient Safety in Calabar, Nigeria. In 2015 he won the NMA Award of Excellence for establishing 12-Pillar Clinical Governance, Quality and Safety initiative in Nigeria. He has been the pioneer Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) National Committee on Clinical Governance and Research since 2012. He is also Chairman of the Quality & Performance subcommittee of the Technical Working Group for the implementation of the Nigeria Health Act. He is a pioneer Trustee-Director of the NMF (Nigerian Medical Forum) which took the BMJ to West Africa in 1995. He is particularly interested in strengthening health systems for quality and safety in LMICs. He has written Five books on the 12-Pillar Clinical Governance for LMICs, including a TOOLS for Implementation. He established the Department of Clinical Governance, Servicom & e-health in the Cross River State Ministry of Health, Nigeria in 2007. Website: www.hriwestafrica.com Joseph is a member of the HIFA Steering Group and the HIFA working group on Community Health Workers.

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