Correct Site Surgery Tool Kit
AORN's Correct Site Surgery Tool Kit offers a variety of resources to assist health care providers in implementing The Joint Commission's Universal Protocol for Preventing Wrong Site, Wrong Procedure and Wrong Person Surgery™.
- A pocket reference card outlining the steps necessary to promote patient identification, site marking, and the "time out"
- A sample policy template for implementing The Joint Commission Universal Protocol
- A sample policy checklist template
- Updated statistics from The Joint Commission
- Universal Protocol Facts for Preventing Wrong Site, Wrong Procedure, Wrong Person Surgery
- FAQs from The Joint Commission
- American Academy of Ophthalmology Wrong-Site Task Force recommendations
- WHO safe surgery checklist (2009) (PDF)
- WHO surgical site safety checklist videos
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The Correct Site Surgery Tool Kit and behavioral objectives were prepared by Robin Chard, PhD, RN, CNOR; Sheila Mitchell, RN, BSN, MS, CNOR; Bonnie G. Denholm, RN, MS, CNOR; with consultation from Susan Bakewell, RN, MS, BC, director, Center for Perioperative Education. Ms. Chard, Ms. Mitchell, Ms. Denholm, and Ms. Bakewell have no declared affiliations that could be perceived as potential conflicts of interest in developing this tool kit.
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