Outpatient Surgery Magazine

Manager's Guide to Staff & Patient Safety - October 2014

Outpatient Surgery Magazine, providing current information on Surgical Services, Surgical Facility Administration, Outpatient Surgery News and Trends, OR Excellence and more.

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6 7 O C T O B E R 2 0 1 4 | S U P P L E M E N T T O O U T P AT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E T he surgeon has finished, the techs are cleaning up and the circulator is wondering when the room will be ready. Careful — don't get caught up in the momentum. Before attention shifts to the next case, be certain no objects remain in the patient about to be wheeled into recovery. Let's see what you know about preventing retained foreign objects. The most common retained foreign objects (RFOs) are _______. R E T A I N E D O B J E C T S No Objects Left Behind If preventing retained foreign objects is such a high priority, why is it still being reported as a common sentinel event? Chad Flora, BSN, RN, CNOR | Houston, Texas QUIET, PLEASE Insist on total silence during counts, as distractions are one of the leading reasons for a retained object in a surgical patient.

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