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Patient Safety Tool: 'How Can You Prevent Wrong-Site Surgery?' Brochure

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The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority provides a free, downloadable brochure for patients on how to help prevent wrong-site surgery.

 

The brochure explains to patients why there are so many questions asked prior to a procedure and how caretakers should respond to these questions.

 

The brochure also encourages patients to speak if they ever have any concerns about the pre-procedure process.

 

Download the wrong-site surgery brochure (pdf) for use in your facility.

 

Note: View our database providing reports that link to free, downloadable and adaptable tools for use in hospitals, surgery centers and other organizations by clicking here.

 

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