THE SAFETY-SPONGE® LINE OF SURGICAL SPONGES, LAPS and TOWELS
The Safety-Sponge line of disposable products includes a full line of x-ray detectable gauze sponges, laps and towels of numerous shapes, sizes and ply's. Fused to each Safety-Sponge is a barcode label that can be easily read by a SurgiCounter™ despite the presence of blood or other body fluids. Each barcode represents an individually unique code assigned to that specific Safety-Sponge and no other, even of the same type. When used with the SurgiCounter™, the system prevents any one Safety-Sponge from being inadvertently counted "IN" or "OUT" more than once, hence addressing the underlying cause of most retained sponge cases, a manual count thought to be "correct" which is not.
The system can tell surgical staff not just if one or more Safety-Sponges are missing, but also exactly which individual Safety-Sponges are still unaccounted for. This helps prevents the very real clinical scenario of finding "a" sponge but not knowing if it is "the" missing sponge... which still may be in the patient.
The fullest line of sponge, laps and towels of any
retained sponge solution
The Safety-Sponge line includes the widest selection of surgical sponges, laps and towels of any competitive retained sponge prevention solution.
A SIMPLE APPROACH TO QUICK COUNTING
On the band of each pack of Safety-Sponges is a master tag which includes the unique codes from each individual Safety-Sponge in that pack. Scanning the master tag inputs all the individual Safety Sponges in that pack into the SurgiCounter, allowing for quick, simple scanning IN of an entire pack of Safety Sponges.