Skip to main content
Study

Prevalence and characteristics of interruptions and distractions during surgical counts.

Bubric KA, Biesbroek SL, Laberge JC, et al. Prevalence and characteristics of interruptions and distractions during surgical counts. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. Epub 2021 May 24. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjq.2021.05.004

Save

Print

July 28, 2021
Bubric KA, Biesbroek SL, Laberge JC, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2021;47(9):556-562.

Unintentionally retained foreign objects (RFO) following surgery is a never event. In this study, researchers observed 36 surgical procedures to quantify and describe interruptions and distractions present during surgical counting. Interruptions (e.g., the surgeon or another nurse talking to the scrub nurse) and distractions (e.g., music, background noise) were common. Several suggestions to minimize interruptions and distractions during surgical counts are made.

Save

Print

Cite
Citation

Bubric KA, Biesbroek SL, Laberge JC, et al. Prevalence and characteristics of interruptions and distractions during surgical counts. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. Epub 2021 May 24. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjq.2021.05.004