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Sponge Counting-Mayo Clinic

Posted by @MakalaJohnson in Just Want to Talk, Jul 6, 2011

It happens in approximately one out of every 6-thousand operations. A surgical team unintentionally leaves something such as a sponge inside of a patient. Doctors at Mayo Clinic want to make sure that doesn't happen. They're using grocery store bar code technology to account for all sponges, in hopes of reducing errors in the operating room.

Tags: tech, sponge, Matthew Clark PhD, Medical Edge, surgery, safety

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