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JPN: Strategies to prevent inadvertent retained surgical items

19th June 2023
Unintentionally retained surgical items (RSIs) remain a global concern despite the attempts for prevention. Strategies, including surgical count, radiography, radiofrequency technology, barcode technology show promise in preventing RSIs. An integrative review reveals gaps in current standards for perioperative nursing. Further research needed to explore efficacy and cost-effectiveness of these emerging strategies.

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