1-20. SPONGE COUNT BOARD
A small board (see figures. 1-24 and 1-25), sometimes attached to the wall, is
used to record the sponge count. The sponge count is recorded on it before surgery
begins and whenever called for during the operation.
Figure 1-24. Sponge count board (before count). Numbered blocks are
covered with removable tape
Figure 1-25. Sponge count board (after count).
Numbered blocks are uncovered.