The impact of a retained surgical sponge is felt by the caregivers, the facility and the patient.
Operating rooms are hectic by nature. Staff workload is high and interruptions are incessant. The manual sponge counting process is cumbersome.
Distraction, multi-tasking, and time pressure can result in discrepant or false correct counts, eventually leading a retained surgical sponge.
It's estimated that 11 patients every day are sutured up with a surgical sponge still inside them.1
It can take 10 or more minutes to find a missing sponge.2
False correct counts are the cause of 62-88% of RSS.3
Surgical sponges are the #1 retained surgical item.4
With a wireless reader and EMR connectivity, SurgiCount+ is designed to simplify your workflow and help ensure safety in your operating room.
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Together, our goal is zero. Partner with us today to start your journey.