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Health Care Inspection. Washington, DC: VA Office of Inspector General; April 10, 2006. Report No. 06-01642-126.
This report shares the results of an inspection into two mistakes at a Veterans Affairs (VA) health facility involving appropriate sterilization of implantable medical devices.
Journal Article > Study
Yasuhara H, Fukatsu K, Komatsu T, Obayashi T, Saito Y, Uetera Y. Surgery. 2012;151:153-161.
Near misses or adverse events due to defective surgical equipment were rare, occurring in only 1 per 10,000 procedures in this Japanese study.
Journal Article > Commentary
Castelluccio D. AORN J. 2012;95:612-627.
This commentary recommends strategies, such as checklists and standardized equipment carts, to help nurses ensure laser safety in perioperative care.