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June 2015

Steelman Discusses the ‘Hidden Costs of Reconciling Surgical Sponge Counts’ with General Surgery News

Victoria Steelman, PhD, RN, CNOR, FAAN, assistant professor at UI’s College of Nursing and author of a recent study on retained surgical items, recently commented on the methodology a Level 1 trauma center used to rule out retained sponges, including the cost associated with those practices.

In the article, Steelman stated: