UI's Steelman comments on retained surginal items in patients

UI's Steelman comments on retained surginal items in patients

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Friday, March 8, 2013
Photo of a male patient who has extensive scars on his stomach from a surgical item being left in his body, Photo: Grant T. Morris for USA TODAY

Victoria Steelman, a UI assistant professor of nursing and author of a recent study on retained surgical items, comments on tracking systems that have been approved by the FDA to help cut down the risk of sponges being left in patients after surgery.

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