TITLE

Technology Reducing the Risk of Retained Surgical Instruments

AUTHOR(S)
Page, Christina Orlovsky
PUB. DATE
February 2012
SOURCE
NurseZone Newsletter;2/17/2012, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article explains the importance of technology in reducing the risk of retained surgical instruments (RSI) inside the body of a patient. It warns about medical complications of RSI, including infection, bowel perforation, abscess and death. It discusses the effectiveness of combining standardized counting procedures with technology and improving communication in preventing RSI. The article recommends the use of a guide on preventing RSI from the Association of periOperative Nurses (AORN).
ACCESSION #
73176009

 

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