Patient Safety Tool: 'Ensuring Correct Surgery' Poster From the Department of Veteran Affairs

August 31, 2011 | Print  |

The Department of Veteran Affairs National Center for Patient Safety has published a free, downloadable poster to help ensure correct surgery.

 

The poster — titled "Ensuring Correct Surgery in the Veterans Health Administration" — provides five steps providers should take during three times in the surgical process: 1) days to hours before surgery; 2) just before entering the OR; and 3) immediately prior to surgery,

 

Note: View our database providing more than 100 reports that link to free, downloadable and adaptable tools for use in surgery centers, hospitals and other organizations by clicking here.

 

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