Hospitals who count all instruments on all surgical cases

Specialties Operating Room


Specializes in O.R. Nursing - ENT, CTC, Vasc..

Yes, I am asking, ALL cases?  Even cataracts.  Is your hospital counting everything that touches the patient?  Ours is making us.  

Specializes in OR, Nursing Professional Development.

Nope. Instruments only when entering a cavity.

Specializes in ICU, Trauma, CCT,Emergency, Flight, OR Nursing.

That is absolute madness and definitely not helpful in terms of efficiency or improved workflow/ productivity . Only count instruments on on big/open belly and chest cases. In our ALIFs , we do a mandatory XRAY before the final count . 

Specializes in O.R. Nursing - ENT, CTC, Vasc..

Thanks for the replies.  I agree, it sure does take up time.  We're trying to standardize a "flow" so we can try to stay within our turnover times.  It's stressful.  

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