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Cleveland VA Chooses ClearCount’s SmartSponge System to Enhance O.R. Safety

June 10, 2011

Cleveland VA Chooses ClearCount's SmartSponge System to Enhance O.R. Safety

The Cleveland VA Medical Center, among the five largest VA hospitals in the country, has implemented ClearCount's SmartSponge System, a RFID based platform that uniquely identifies each sponge in an operating room so that they can be easily counted and detected.

Despite designation as a "Never Event," retained items are estimated to occur in one of every 1,500 open abdominal/chest procedures, which can lead to hospital inefficiencies, unnecessary costs, serious infections, and even death

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