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Almost Left Behind - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - April 2018

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Frances J. Campbell, MSN, RN | Alton, Ill. Lessons learned from a final count that came up 2 sponges short. T he surgeon was just beginning to close the first layer of the abdomen after an exploratory laparoto- my with bowel resection when we realized that we'd left 2 lap sponges inside the patient — the sponges the surgeon used to pack the wound. We Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN, CNOR

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