Preventing the Retention of Foreign Objects during Interventional Radiology Procedures
MedSun: Newsletter #24, May 2008

Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority

The article provides recommendations and safe practices to help prevent the retention of foreign objects during interventional radiology (IR) procedures. Facilities policies should routinely include the use of sponge, sharp and instrument counts in IR to prevent the risk of serious patient harm related to the retention of foreign objects in this setting.

Additional Information:

Preventing the Retention of Foreign Objects during Interventional Radiology Procedures. Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority. March 2008.

http://www.psa.state.pa.us/psa/lib/psa/advisories/v5n1march_2008/mar_2008_v5_n1_article_foreign_objects_interventional_radiology.pdf


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