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dc.contributor.authorDonnelly, T.
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.
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
html.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.


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