Safety-Sponge System


Positive outcomes 
start at zero

We’re all committed to successful surgical outcomes, and the largest non-sponsored study published to date on retained surgical sponges shows that the SurgiCount Safety-Sponge System helps you achieve that.1 As your safety net, it digitally verifies removal of each uniquely-coded sponge in real time and provides permanent, robust reports to back up your work.

SurgiCount Tablet

Accounting for the status of each and every unique sponge.

Safety-Sponge Products

Radiopaque and each uniquely-coded with a fluid-wicking tag.

SurgiCount360 Software

Virtually limitless individual, aggregate and customizable reports.


Accountable from start to finish

Since 2009, more than 550 U.S. healthcare facilities have trusted the SurgiCount Safety-Sponge System, using 200 million of our sponges in 11 million procedures with zero retained surgical sponges. With real-time accounting of each sponge and explicit identification of any still outstanding, it will safeguard your success.


Mayo Clinic: The SurgiCount System reduced retained sponge occurrence from an average of every 64 days to zero.2

Mayo Clinic study, “Using a Data-Matrix-Coded Sponge Counting System”

"The datamatrix-coded sponge system is a reliable and cost-effective technology that improves patient safety.”1

1.Robert Cima, M.D., M.A., Mayo Clinic “Using a Data-Matrix-Coded Sponge Counting System Across a Surgical Practice: Impact After 18 Months.”The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, Volume 37, Number 2, Feb 2011:51-58.


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