Fact 10 – How to perform surgical count of instruments?


How to perform a surgical count?

  • Aloud
  • Between scrub and circulator
  • Concurrently viewing the instruments by both
  • Separating and counting multiple pieces
  • Progressing in logical order (e.g. from patient, to mayo stand, to table)



Como realizar a contagem cirúrgica dos instrumentos?

  • Em voz alta
  • Entre o instrumentista e o circulante
  • Visualizando em simultaneamente os instrumentos por ambos, instrumentista e circulante
  • Separando e contando cada instrumento individualmente
  • Identificando e contabilizando as várias peças do instrumento
  • Progredindo em uma ordem lógica (por exemplo, do campo cirúrgico para a mesa do instrumentista)


Criscitelli EdD RN, Theresa. Fast Facts for the Operating Room Nurse: An Orientation and Care Guide in a Nutshell: Volume 1 (p. 131). Springer Publishing Company. Kindle Edition.


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