Two, four, six, eight….Stop and count before it is too late! How a simple audit on swab, needle and instrument counts in the Operating Room led to improved quality and patient safety.


Patient safety is one of the most pressing challenges in health care. Jackson and Brady (2008) suggest that retention of swabs and instruments following surgery may occur as often as 1 in 100 procedures. Theatre nurses are the... [ view full abstract ]


  1. teresa donnelly (H)

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Lifecourse, older people or dementia , Education Research


PS-2 » Poster 2 (09:40 - Tuesday, 31st March, LR2 )

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