Retained Surgical Items Webinar Series: Best Practices for the Prevention of RSI: Everything You Need to Know but May Have Been Afraid to Ask: Webinar Series #1: Soft Goods and Instruments
August 23, 2018 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Dr. Verna C. Gibbs, M.D., Director, NoThing Left Behind®
Couldn’t figure out the how and why of that retained sponge case? What’s the definition of when it’s retained “after surgery”? What are the hospital staff practice failures such that the most common finding for a retained sponge is when the counts have been called “correct”? The vagina is the second most common site for a retained sponge, usually occurring after a normal birth -- how can medical staff engage and perform a methodical wound exam in every case? Learn the distinctions among the three different situations of therapeutic packing, orifice packing, and wound packing; and gain clarity on safe preventive practices. What about all those instruments? Can policies outline alternative safe practices instead of counting them all? This first webinar will cover this information, and provide clarity and guidance to help listeners repair, redesign or build a stronger surgical safety program to prevent Retained Surgical Items (RSI).