Guidelines Open for Public Comments: Surgical Smoke Safety from 8/1–8/30 and Minimally Invasive Surgery from 8/30–9/29.

Retained Surgical Items

Foreign bodies that are unintentionally left in patients after surgery can cause harm to surgical patients. Proactive risk strategies are required to prevent and reduce the occurrence of unintended retained surgical items (RSI) events for every patient undergoing an operative or other invasive procedure.