RF Surgical Systems, Inc. today announced it will attend the Association
of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN) 60th Annual
Congress from March 2-7, 2013.
RF Surgical offers the RF Assure Detection System - the only automatic,
evidence based, in-vivo detection platform to help prevent retained
surgical items such as surgical sponges, in seconds. A recent report has
revealed that despite manual counting protocols, surgical sponges are
being left behind in patients 39 times a week.1 The
continuation of these "never events", along with clearly defined
mandates for reducing RSIs and increasingly aggressive reimbursement
rules relying on care providers to further reduce hospital acquired
conditions (HACs), are bringing adjunct technology to prevent retained
surgical items to the forefront. The RF Surgical Detection System is
designed to further improve patient safety in the operating room and
help reduce the incidence of RSIs.
RF Surgical is offering continuing medical educaton (CME) credits to
nurses attending AORN and interested in learning more about effective
strategies for improving patient safety in the OR. Nurses who attend the
education session (Activity # 8515) at the RF Surgical Booth #4449 will
receive 2.0 contact hours towards AORN's continuing nursing education
program. Nurses can register for the course at the AORN Congress
Connections center following information provided on the study guide
materials, which are available at the RF Surgical booth. Additionally,
RF Surgical will provide demonstrations of the RF Surgical Detection
System at its booth throughout the week.
About RF Surgical Systems, Inc.
RF Surgical Systems, Inc. is the market leader in the detection and
prevention of retained surgical items. The RF Surgical Detection System
is the preferred solution in more than 3,000 operating rooms, trauma and
labor and delivery suites nationwide. Nearly 260 hospitals and surgical
centers, including recently added US News & World Report "Honor Roll"
hospitals, have joined the fast-growing list of care providers
benefiting from the RF Surgical Detection Technology. RF Surgical
Systems is based in Bellevue, Washington with R & D facilities in San
Diego, California. The advanced technologies used in the RF Surgical
Detection System are protected by U.S. patents. Regulatory clearance to
market the system was granted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
in November 2006. Additional information about RF Surgical Systems, Inc.
can be found at www.rfsurg.com
1 Surgical never events in the United States. Winta T.
Mehtsun, Andrew M. Ibrahim, Marie Diener-West, Peter J. Pronovost,
Martin A. Makary. Surgery - 18 December 2012
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