Pocket Guide: Starting Your Case


This handy pocket guide can help ensure you don’t miss a step when starting each case. Print it out and carry it on you or download it for easy review on your phone. Note that the pocket guide can be used in the preoperative area or OR, depending on your facility. The pocket guide is editable, allowing the steps to be customized.

Preview of Starting Your Case Pocket Card

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AORN members can access AORN's Comprehensive Surgical Checklist. This checklist includes key safety checks as outlined in the World Health Organization Surgical Safety Checklist and The Joint Commission Universal Protocol. It is designed for use in all types of facilities (eg, hospital ORs, ambulatory surgery settings, physician offices).

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