ClearCount Urges "Time Out to Share" During National Time Out Day

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From June 17 to June 24: ClearCount's Web Site Taking Entries for the Best Patient Safety Stories from OR Teams.

We wanted to support, recognize, and publicize the accomplishments of those that make the commitment to improving patient safety in every surgical procedure.

ClearCount Medical Solutions, an innovator of patient safety solutions for the operating room, announced today that it is taking entries for best patient safety stories from OR teams during its "Time Out to Share" campaign. This initiative complements the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) National Time Out Day campaign that invited its membership to showcase their surgical team's Time Out procedure on video. As ClearCount provided for the 10 submissions recognized by the AORN video campaign, the company will present a copy of AORN Perioperative Standards and Recommended Practices, 2009 edition to the best written submission and to one randomly chosen submission to the Time Out to Share section of the ClearCount web site.

Time Out to Share submissions can be made at between June 17 and 24.

National Time Out day, this year on June 17, was created by AORN to remind surgical teams about the importance of The Joint Commission's Universal Protocol "time out," a procedure that precedes every surgery in which the entire team communicates as a group to confirm key information.

"We strongly support the adoption of surgical technologies and best practices to improve patient safety, and this can only be achieved through the commitment and hard work of the surgical team," said David Palmer, CEO, ClearCount Medical Solutions. "We wanted to support, recognize, and publicize the accomplishments of those that make the commitment to improving patient safety in every surgical procedure."

ClearCount's SmartSponge System is the first and only system to incorporate the efficiency of counting with the safety of detection for the prevention of retained surgical sponges. The SmartSponge System is the only system to provide continuous vs. episodic counting. Providing an average of 80,000 counts per procedure, this continuous counting benefit provides valuable assurance in every surgical case.

About ClearCount Medical Solutions
ClearCount Medical Solutions is a medical device company focused on patient safety solutions. ClearCount has assembled an extendable RFID-based platform that provides a comprehensive solution to drive efficiency while preventing medical errors. ClearCount's SmartSponge® System is the only FDA-cleared, RFID-enabled system for counting and detecting surgical sponges. The SmartSponge System is reconciliation and detection solution that improves patient and O.R. safety, enhances operational efficiency, and reduces cost. The company's Operating Procedures have received the AORN Seal of Recognition, and its SmartSponge System was recently recognized by TIME Magazine. To learn more, visit


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