New sponge technology improves patient safety

06/5/2009 | TIME (subscription required)

Some U.S. hospitals are switching from traditional sponges that nurses must count manually to a system that uses technology to locate them. The SmartSponge System features sponges, embedded with RFID chips, that nurses scan to ensure none are accidentally left in a patient during surgery.

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