Building a Smarter Hospital: How RFID Can Reliably Eliminate Retained Surgical Items Left in Patients After Surgery
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Surgical items left in patients after surgery is a major problem in hospitals around the world. Retained surgical items or “RSI” events have been estimated to occur at a rate of approximately 1 in 8,000 to 18,000 of all in-patient operations. Surgical items, such as a sponge, may seem benign if left within a patient. But these items can have potentially harmful and life threatening consequences for the patient. Furthermore, RSI events typically require another operation in order to remove the item.
The following paper identifies how RFID-enabled surgical items can help to eliminate occurrences of RSI related events. Click below to download the paper.