7 Educational Tools for Prevention of Wrong-Site Surgery

The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority offers seven downloadable educational tools for the prevention of wrong-site surgery.

The tools are designed to boost healthcare facilities' education on wrong-site surgery and maintain correct and safe surgery. They include:

1. Principles for Reliable Performance of Correct-Site Surgery

2. Evidence Base for the Principles

3. Doing the "Right" Things to Correct Wrong-Site Surgery


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4. Gaining Insight into Wrong-Site Surgery

5. Time-Out in the OR Competition

6. Actions to Satisfy Universal Protocol and WHO Surgical Safety Checklist

7. How Can You Prevent Wrong-Site Surgery?

Note: View our database providing 150 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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