PATIENT SAFETY, RETAINED SURGICAL OBJECTS AND RF DETECTION
A retained surgical object (RSO) is an item that is unintentionally left inside a patient after a surgical wound or incision is closed. An RSO is also known as a sentinel event or a "never event"—something that should never happen, but does.
Strict guidelines have been established to prevent retained surgical objects. Organizations such as AORN, JCAHO and the American College of Surgeons recommend the research and use of adjunct technology to supplement manual sponge counts.1
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