SurgiCount Safety-Sponge® System
The estimated number of retained sponge incidents every day in the U.S., the most commonly reported surgical Adverse Event
The estimated avoidable cost per retained sponge
The estimated total annual amount of avoidable costs from retained sponges in the U.S.
SurgiCount One-Page Overview
2.6 Mb – PDF SurgiCount Safety-Sponge® System
239 Kb – PDF SurgiCount
A brief overview of the SurgiCount Safety-Sponge® System (2 minutes)
A detailed overview of the SurgiCount Safety-Sponge® System
View the video "New Scan Counts for Surgical Sponges Left Behind"
WCCO News February, 2009
- Clinically proven to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs by helping eliminate one of the most common errors in surgery, retained surgical sponges
- Supported by independent, peer reviewed clinical research,including the largest study ever published on retained foreign objects
- Successfully used in 320+ community, academic and government hospitals across the U.S.
In the news
The High Cost of Inaction - Executive Summary SurgiCount PeaceHealth, St. John Medical Center Customer Testimonial Video, October 2013
Download and save the video to your computer - (209.2MB)
Preventing retained surgical items: What role does technology play? – OR Manager, November 2009
414 Kb - PDF Patient Safety Technologies Signs Contract with Partners HealthCare, to Implement the Safety-Sponge® System at Brigham & Women's Hospital
53 Kb - PDF "Sponges, surgical instruments miscounted in 13% of surgeries" – American Medical News, September 2008
684 Kb - PDFMayo Clinic Research on SurgiCount To Be Presented at Conferences
38 Kb – PDF Better Safe Than Sorry: Surgeons Get Help Counting Sponges
135 Kb – PDF NBC News 24 “Medical Mistakes, When Things are Left Behind” – November 2008
1.4 Mb - PDF"Incidence and Characteristics of Potential and Actual Retained Foreign Object Events in Surgical Patients"
© 2008 by the American College of Surgeons
700 Kb - PDF"Bar-coding Surgical Sponges To Improve Safety: A Randomized Controlled Trial"
© 2008 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
95 Kb - PDFAbstract from the American College of Surgeons: Unsponsored Research from the Mayo Clinic on the Safety-Sponge System
108 Kb – PDF
*Checklist performance and documentation feature not yet approved for sale. Anticipated availability Spring 2011.