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I’m confused as to what the two sides of the situation are that you have briefly described in your post. I think that both situations involving forgetful practitioners and a lacking safety culture are possible, but they do not directly place responsibility for such a negligent action on the healthcare provider. Regardless of what the healthcare provider might be busy with and regardless of the workplace culture, nurses, doctors, and anyone who is a part of providing patient care is responsible for patient safety. Part of this responsibility involves pointing out things that can endanger patients. This action and responsibility cannot be left up to the leadership of surgeons and doctors, who at times may be the people practicing negligence. While negligence is rarely intentional, the providers guilty of it still must be held accountable for their actions.