Prevention of retained surgical items: Practice of surgical counts in Rwandan operating rooms
Gilbert R. Karonkano - Peri Operative track, MSN program, School of Nursing and Midwifery, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda; David Ryamukuru - School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Rwanda, University of Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda; Joselyne Mukantwali - School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda; Thierry Uwera - School pf Nursing and Midwifery, University of Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda; Emmanuel Munyaneza - School pf Nursing and Midwifery, University of Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda; Eric Sindayigaya - University of Rwanda, College of Medicine and Health Science, Kigali, Rwanda; Anita Collins, PhD - School of Nursing and Midwifery, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Rwanda, Rory Meyers College of Nursing New York University, Kigali, Rwanda
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Retained surgical items are a safety concern for all surgical team members. They affect patients, families, and healthcare providers and hospitals. Surgical-count protocol remains a cornerstone to prevent this event. Related research studies are needed to provide a benchmark for improvement in Rwanda.
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