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Mandatory reporting laws are ignored universally
Preventing events from being remembered is a goal of risk management (see nurse training). Asking a patient "Are you all right?" suggests that something might not be. At a later date if anyone, including the patient, can recall a question like that, or recall even a look of surprise, it is a liability. Personnel are trained to take no notes and make no sound or gesture that indicates something unusual occurred.
Since nurses and anesthesiologists donít see patients afterwards, they remain blithely unaware of damage done and develop the convenient memories that risk management departments desire. It is a cultured myopia that prevents most of them from gaining the perspective even to realize that.
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