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New Technology Designed to Prevent Retained Surgical Sponges

Last April, we posted a blog entitled "What Steps Do Hospitals Take to Avoid Retained Surgical Items?" While this remains a necessary component of patient safety in the OR, new technologies have been released in recent years to further minimize this risk. These new technologies are an important step to help prevent these surgical "never events" from happening. These technologies include computer-assisted sponge count devices, radiofrequency detection systems, and radiofrequency identification systems.

What Steps Do Hospitals Take to Avoid Retained Surgical Items?

There are certain things that should never happen when you go into surgery. These are aptly referred to as "never events" because of its seriousness and preventable nature. An example of this would be retained surgical items, such as sponges, needles, and components of a surgical device.

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  • Jan 17 : Leeseberg & Valentine Holds Press Conference for Mount Carmel Victims
    The attorneys at Leeseberg & Valentine held a press conference today to discuss the cases against Mount Carmel and Dr. Husel. LV has been contacted by by 12 of the 27 victims that were contacted by Mount Carmel, but we...
  • Jan 16 : Gerry Leeseberg Featured on 10TV News for Mount Carmel Lawsuit
    Gerry Leeseberg was  featured on 10TV news yesterday regarding the wrongful death lawsuit filed against Mount Carmel Hospital and Dr. William Husel. You can read the article and watch his video interview here:...
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