Sponges: Beyond Counting

June 2011
HealthLeaders Magazine;Jun2011, Vol. 14 Issue 6, p58
The article discusses operating room (OR) procedural standardization in preventing surgical items from being left in patients. Surgical teams focus more on simple counting and awareness of what they were dealing with. Procedural changes include setting up and counting in advance all surgical implements, instead of the baseline sponge and instrument count when patient is in the OR.


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