TITLE

Forgetting something?

PUB. DATE
March 2007
SOURCE
Marketing Health Services;Spring2007, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that surgical instruments are sometimes left inside patients by the surgical team. Electronically coded surgical tools are now being manufactured for operating rooms. The manufacturer's solution is for the surgical equipment to be scanned at the beginning and at the end of the surgery, before any medical instruments could be left inside the patient. Surgical teams using these products will develop a habit of safety as they scan each surgical patient twice. Sponges are the most common surgical product that can be easily forgotten after a procedure.
ACCESSION #
24445158

 

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