Preventing Wrong-Patient, Wrong-Site, Wrong-Procedure events requires proactive measures. Take action now to prevent and reduce these sentinel events from occurring.
Sentinel Events: Prevention and Reduction of Wrong-Patient, Wrong-Site, Wrong-Procedure Events
- Review the evidence-based recommendations to prevent and reduce the incidence of wrong-patient, wrong-site, wrong-procedure events.
- State actions to prevent and reduce the incidence of wrong-patient, wrong-site, wrong-procedure events.
- Identify ways in which wrong site surgery injuries present themselves from a legal perspective.
- Identify common errors that result in wrong-site injuries.
- Battling Wrong Site Surgery Part 1 (18 minutes) (View Powerpoint Presentation)
- Battling Wrong Site Surgery Part 2 (21 minutes) (View Powerpoint Presentation)
- An Attorney’s Perspective: Prevention of Wrong Site Surgery (59 minutes) (View Powerpoint Presentation)
- Prevention of Wrong Site Surgery: Evidence Based Actions (50 minutes) (View Powerpoint Presentation)
- Actions to Prevent Wrong-Patient, Wrong-Site, Wrong-Procedure Events
- AORN Correct Site Surgery Tool Kit
- AORN News Wrong Site Surgery Events
- Articles and Websites Wrong Site Surgery
- Definitions related to Wrong Site Surgery
- Surgical Triggers - Articles and Websites - Wrong Site Surgery
- American Society of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses (ASORN) Ophthalmic surgical checklist
- AORN Comprehensive Surgical Checklist
- Sample Checklist - Cardioversion Checklist
- Sample Checklist - Ophthalmology Checklist
- Sample Checklist - Presurgery Safety Checklist
- The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy - Gastroenterology safe surgery checklist for ambulatory surgical centers
- National Time Out Day to be Recognized by The Joint Commission and AORN
- Time Out Process Video Clip
- Sample - A letter to Health Care Administrators
- Sample - A letter to Perioperative RNs from AORN and The Joint Commission
- Sample - A time out day alert
- Sample Policy - Verification of Correct Patient, Procedure and Site/Side
- Sample Policy - The Universal Protocol
- The Joint Commission Universal Protocol
- Sample - Audit Tool Post Implementation of a Surgical Checklist
- Sample - Debriefing
- Sample - Healthcare Failure Mode and Effect Analysis US Department of Veteran’s Affairs Healthcare Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (HFMEATM)
- Sample - Learning Board in Action
- Sample - Proactive Risk Assessment for Surgical Site Validation
- American Academy of Ophthalmology Wrong Site Task Force Recommendations
- American College of Surgeons: [ST-41] Statement on ensuring correct patient, correct site, and correct procedure surgery
- American Society for Healthcare Risk Management: Healthcare Risk Management Solutions for Top Reported Sentinel Events Tip 5: Sign Out Wrong-site Surgeries
- Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Position Statement Preventing Wrong-Patient, Wrong-Site, Wrong-Procedure Events
- The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: Committee Opinion Patient Safety in the Surgical Environment
Patient Safety Organizations
US Federal Agency Websites
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