A retained surgical sponge has serious implications on patients. Patient risks include infection, sepsis, re-operation, and in some cases death. Additionally, searching for a missing sponge in the OR wastes valuable OR time. It lengthens procedure time, exposes patients to prolonged anesthesia, increases stress and disrupts everyone's schedules. Find missing sponges fast with Medtronic's 3-component Situate Detection System (formerly known as RF Assure). The Situate Body Scanner provides hands-free scanning for in-vivo detection in 15 seconds or less. The Situate Room Scanner locates missing sponges in linen and trash bins around the sterile field. A compact, self-calibrating console produces an audible visual alert signaling the presence of objects fitted with an RF tag.
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