retained surgical sponge

retained surgical sponge

A term of art referring to an intraoperative mistake discovered postoperatively, in which one or more surgical sponges, gauze pads or other form of textile is left behind in the operative field after closing the patient. Retained surgical sponges may become a nidus for infection, and are often grounds for malpractice lawsuits.
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The term Gossypiboma, derived from the Latin word "gossypium" (cotton) and the Swahilli "Boma" (place of concealment) (1) denotes retained surgical sponge.
Gossypiboma (which is also known as textiloma, cottonoid, and gauzeoma) is a mass formed by a retained surgical sponge surrounded by encapsulating reactive tissue.
They involved her failure to respond to calls and initiate timely treatment, a broken humerus and permanent nerve injury following a birth, and a retained surgical sponge.
Our hospital customers have never experienced a retained surgical sponge while using our technology," said David Palmer, chief executive officer of ClearCount.
RF Detection Technology can help eliminate the risk of having a retained surgical sponge and improve patient safety, while not disrupting operating room workflow.
today announced that its newest customer, the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare system will help prevent retained surgical sponge incidents with the use of the SmartSponge System([R]).
Significantly Expands Industry-Leading Value for Hospitals Working to Avoid Retained Surgical Sponge Incidents
RF Surgical has excelled at establishing an industry-leading technology that provides automatic, highly reliable, in-vivo detection capability to help prevent retained surgical sponges," said John T.
There will also be increased focus on reducing all preventable "adverse events" such as wound infections, retained surgical sponges or instruments, deep vein thrombosis, and elective birth before 39 weeks with neonate admission to NICU, as well as the stabilization or decrease in the rate of cesarean delivery and an increase in the use of trial of labor after cesarean.
is the market leader in the prevention and detection of retained surgical sponges.
provides the Safety-Sponge System, a solution clinically proven to improve patient safety and reduce healthcare costs by helping eliminate retained surgical sponges.
Strong staff and surgeon buy-in results in facility-wide implementation, ensuring every OR case is protected against retained surgical sponges