Surgery Black Boxes being Considered in Wisconsin

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6357757859_64c3e2e306_mLegislators are looking to introduce the idea of a kind of surgical “black box” that would collect data while surgeries are being performed and give an idea of what went wrong if a patient responds poorly to the procedure. The devices can also help doctors avoid mistakes.

Wisconsin lawmaker, Rep. Christine Sinicki (D-Milwaukee), introduced the legislation that would in essence permit patients to opt to have their surgeries recorded both visually and audibly. If the bill passes, patients would be able to opt to have their surgeries recorded on video.

The law would be called ‘Raina’s Law’ named after 19-year old Raina Ferraro who went into cardiac and respiratory arrest during her surgery due to negligent administration of anesthesia. The law would require all operating rooms to be equipped with cameras for recording surgeries.

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