TITLE

Sponges: Beyond Counting

AUTHOR(S)
CLARK, CHERYL
PUB. DATE
June 2011
SOURCE
HealthLeaders Magazine;Jun2011, Vol. 14 Issue 6, p58
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
63175660

 

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