NEVER EVENTS like Retained Surgical Items (RSI) occur too often in Canada. The risk increases with the duration and complexity of a procedure, the number of surgical teams and sub-procedures, blood loss volume, and increased surgical counts. Distraction, multi-tasking, and time pressures are often cited as a root cause when a sponge is unintentionally left in a patient. With 22% of retained surgical sponges (RSI) left during delivery, this webinar will review the published evidence supporting the use of Situate Detection Systems in both the OR and for vaginal births.
- Review Retained Surgical Item (RSI) rates in Canada
- Identify the risk factors associated with increased risk of RSS and the root causes
- Discuss evidence in support of supplemental technology to reduce RSS in the OR
Padina Pezeshki, Ph.D., Medtronic