TITLE

Higher awareness may lower the odds of retained surgical items

PUB. DATE
May 2013
SOURCE
OR Manager;May2013, Vol. 29 Issue 5, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article identifies risk factors for retained surgical items such as emergency surgery and high patient body mass index and discusses prevention strategies. The article notes surgical items should be counted before the procedure is started, before the wound is closed, and after surgery by at least two individuals including a registered nurse circulator. It also notes the counting processes should be standardized to minimize error.
ACCESSION #
87554714

 

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