SmartSponge Chosen by UC Irvine Medical Center

The University of California, Irvine Medical Center in Orange, CA, has implemented ClearCount’s SmartSponge System, the most complete technology for the prevention of retained sponge incidents.  UC Irvine has also implemented ClearCount’s SmartWand-DTX to provide additional protection against retained sponges in its ambulatory and labor and delivery facilities.

Staff members, including both surgeons and OR staff, chose the SmartSponge platform after extensive research and in-facility testing. The team concluded that ClearCount’s combination of closed-loop reconciliation of sponge count and detection wand functionality provided the most complete solution to meet their safety and productivity needs. To date, this dual approach has made retained sponges a true “Never Event” in all facilities where SmartSponge technology has been implemented.  Learn more at