Patent Number: 8,576,076

Title: Automatic surgical sponge counter and blood loss determination system

Abstract: A surgical sponge detection system includes a device for automatically counting soiled surgical sponges which includes a reader which scans each sponge entered and determines sponge type from a tag affixed to each sponge and a control unit which processes data received from reader contained within sponges entered. The reader includes a non-optical scanner means which can read an indicating means on the sponges even when the indicating means is covered with blood or other body fluids.

Inventors: Morris; Sharon L. (Kalispell, MT), Morris; Dean E. (Kalispell, MT)

Assignee: ClearCount Medical Solutions, Inc.

International Classification: H04Q 3/00 (20060101); G08B 13/14 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017