Two, four, six, eight... stop and count before it is too late! An audit on swab, needle and instrument counts in theatre.
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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 178-81
JournalJournal of perioperative practice
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.
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