July 5, 2012

A safer, faster way for postoperative x-rays

By: OR Manager

With patient safety as its primary goal, the University of Michigan Health System has created a new process using bar-coded sponges and electronic radiology orders to ensure no items are unintentionally left in a patient during surgery. Electronic orders provide for a standardized process that not only is safer but also saves 15 to 20 minutes in OR time.

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