Two, four, six, eight... stop and count before it is too late! An audit on swab, needle and instrument counts in theatre.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/333013
Title:
Two, four, six, eight... stop and count before it is too late! An audit on swab, needle and instrument counts in theatre.
Authors:
Donnelly, T.
Citation:
Donnelly, T., 2014. Two, four, six, eight... stop and count before it is too late! An audit on swab, needle and instrument counts in theatre. Journal of Perioperative Practice, 24 (7-8), pp 178-81
Journal:
Journal of perioperative practice
Issue Date:
Jul-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/333013
PubMed ID:
25109035
Abstract:
A concurrent audit was conducted over a four week period to determine if the counting of swabs, needles and instruments for surgery adhered to local policy and recommended guidelines. Data were collected on 30 abdominal surgical procedures. This audit highlighted failings in the count process. It identified poor communication within the multidisciplinary team. There needs to be an increased awareness about local policy, national and international guidelines regarding the counting of swabs, needles and instruments for all surgical procedures.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
SURGERY; MEDICAL EQUIPMENT
MeSH:
Great Britain; Medical Audit; Operating Rooms; Surgical Instruments
ISSN:
1750-4589

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDonnelly, T.en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-21T14:20:54Z-
dc.date.available2014-10-21T14:20:54Z-
dc.date.issued2014-07-
dc.identifier.citationDonnelly, T., 2014. Two, four, six, eight... stop and count before it is too late! An audit on swab, needle and instrument counts in theatre. Journal of Perioperative Practice, 24 (7-8), pp 178-81en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1750-4589-
dc.identifier.pmid25109035-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/333013-
dc.description.abstractA concurrent audit was conducted over a four week period to determine if the counting of swabs, needles and instruments for surgery adhered to local policy and recommended guidelines. Data were collected on 30 abdominal surgical procedures. This audit highlighted failings in the count process. It identified poor communication within the multidisciplinary team. There needs to be an increased awareness about local policy, national and international guidelines regarding the counting of swabs, needles and instruments for all surgical procedures.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of perioperative practiceen_GB
dc.subjectSURGERYen_GB
dc.subjectMEDICAL EQUIPMENTen_GB
dc.subject.meshGreat Britain-
dc.subject.meshMedical Audit-
dc.subject.meshOperating Rooms-
dc.subject.meshSurgical Instruments-
dc.titleTwo, four, six, eight... stop and count before it is too late! An audit on swab, needle and instrument counts in theatre.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of perioperative practiceen_GB
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceConnachten
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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