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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Möhrenschlager, M; Ring, J; Henkel, V; Jessberger, B 
Title:
Lost needle: a simple search device for the operating room's floor. 
Abstract:
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Needle-stick injuries provide a substantial threat in regard to health of victims and may cause extra costs to health systems. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We report on simple strategies to prevent a needle-stick injury by analysing search devices which can detect a lost needle. RESULTS: A magnetic device enables the surgeon as well as other staff members working in the operating room to locate a lost needle on the floor rapidly. For search in body cavities, X-ray examination is recom...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Langenbecks Arch Surg 
Year:
2008 
Journal volume:
393 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
1009-11 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
1435-2443 
TUM Institution:
Klinik und Poliklinik für Dermatologie und Allergologie