Datamatrix Coded Surgical Sponge

As a result of major health insurance carriers announcing their intent to stop reimbursing hospitals for costs related to preventable medical errors, NSMC Salem Hospital in Salem, Mass has joined the growing list of healthcare institutions that have adopted a computerized sponge counting system. Every surgical sponge and towel is affixed with a unique Datamatrix Code and used with a portable scanner to scan and record the sponges during the initial and final counts.

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