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Instrument count sheets and set reviews as patient safety tools.

Spear J. Instrument Count Sheets and Set Reviews as Patient Safety Tools. AORN J. 2016;104(6):588-592. doi:10.1016/j.aorn.2016.10.007.

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January 11, 2017
Spear J. AORN J. 2016;104:588-592.

Inaccurate information can contribute to error, delays, and stress in the operating room. This commentary discusses how incomplete instrument count sheets affect the surgical process. The author offers recommendations for developing effective count sheets and performing instrument set reviews to enhance reliability in the operating room.

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Spear J. Instrument Count Sheets and Set Reviews as Patient Safety Tools. AORN J. 2016;104(6):588-592. doi:10.1016/j.aorn.2016.10.007.