Starting in June, CHPSO members will be able to participate in an
evaluation of retained surgical item (RSI) incidents. The purpose
of this initiative is to assist hospitals in their root cause
analysis process and help CHPSO identify common underlying causes
of RSIs, particularly broken devices and fragments.
A conference call was held on Thursday, May 20 2–3 p.m. to review
pilot project results on data collection for RSIs and to ask for
comments on the RSI incident data collection tool. The tool is
under revision to incorporate those suggestions and will be
distributed soon for further comments.
Watch your email for release of the revised tool. Your comments
will be appreciated, either by email or by telephone.
The June member call will be devoted to discussion of this tool
and to initiate roll-out to those CHPSO member hospitals wishing
to participate. The call will be held at a special date and time.
For this call and discussion of information needs, non-members
may join in as well, though they will not be able to participate
in the data collection initiative. Registration is not
Date: June 6 Time: 10–11 am Telephone number: 712.432.3100 Conference code: 791488