140 - Counting Difficulties: Retained Instruments, Sponges and Needles
Description: Counting Difficulties: Retained Instruments, Sponges and NeedlesEBP• Provides guidance to the perioperative nurse to account for all items and lessons the potential for injury from a retained item. A complete and accurate counting procedure helps to promote optimal patient outcomes and demonstrates a commitment to patient safety. Poster• No Time to Count• Incidence of Retained Foreign Objects• Consequences of Retained Foreign Objects• Preventive Measures• Trauma Preparedness• Case Scenario• Case Scenario Discussion• ConclusionResources1. 2010, AWHONN the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses. Issue online, September 28, 2010.2. 2008, AORN Inc., Published by Elsevier Inc.