November 1, 2009

A 4-year effort to prevent retained items

By: OR Manager

The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, added bar-coded sponge technology in February 2009 as part of a comprehensive 4-year effort to improve prevention of retained foreign objects (RFOs). The Mayo Clinic in Rochester has 98 ORs, 3 obstetrical ORs, and 8 labor…

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