Deviation in the Standard of Surgical Care During Sinus Surgery Resulting in Eye Damage or Brain Injury

Evaluate breaches in the standard of care when determining if there has been a Deviation in the Standard of Surgical Care During Sinus Surgery Resulting in Eye Damage or Brain Injury

Answer the following questions to find out if the standard of care was followed for your case.

  • With which of the following indications for sinus surgery did the patient present? (Choose all that apply)
    Recurrent acute sinusitis
    Chronis sinusitis
    Nasal polyposis
    Fungal sinusitis
    Mucocele
    Orbital decompression
    Drainage of subperiosteal abscess
    Dacryocyctohinostomy
    Repair of CSF leaks or encephaloceles
    Pituitary surgery
    Resection of sinonasal neoplasms / tumors
    Control of epistaxis
    Foreign body removal
    Headaches and facial pain
    None of the above
    Answer unknown

  • Was a medical history obtained? Why is this important?
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  • Was a complete nasal and sinus examination performed using nasal endoscopy? Why is this important?
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  • Which of the following diagnostic imaging studies were performed pre-operatively? Why is this important?
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  • Was a pre-operative evaluation performed? Why is this important?
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  • Was an informed consent obtained prior to the surgery? Why is this important?
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  • Which of the following medications were administered pre-operatively? (Choose all that apply) Why is this important?
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  • Which of the following types of anesthesia was administered to the patient? Why is this important?
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  • What type of surgery was performed? Why is this important?
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  • Which of the following external procedures was performed? Why is this important?
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  • Which of the following diagnostic imaging studies were performed intra-operatively? (Choose all that apply) Why is this important?
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  • Was post-operative care provided? Why is this important?
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  • Which of the following complications did the patient experience? (Choose all that apply) Why is this important?
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  • Were the complications managed? Why is this important?
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  • Did the patient complain of any visual complications post-operatively? Why is this important?
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  • which of the following symptoms of meningitis did the patient complain? (Choose all that apply) Why is this important?
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  • Were follow-up evaluations advised? Why is this important?
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  • Which of the following surgical techniques was utilized? Why is this important?
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  • Which of the following surgical approaches were followed? (Choose all that apply) Why is this important?
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