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Patient Safety Tool: 'Safe Site' Poster From Minnesota Hospital Association

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The Minnesota Hospital Association provides a free, downloadable 'safe site' poster.


The poster uses the acronym S.I.T.E. to convey the following critical steps needed to keep your patient safe:

  • Sign the site with initials
  • Informed consent and verification
  • Time out
  • Effective communications


The poster also uses stop signs and a stoplight to help convey the safety steps


Download the Minnesota Hospital Association's safe site poster (pdf) for use in your organization.


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