Patient Safety Tool: OP-marks' How to Make a Better Site Mark

OP-marks, a manufacturer of surgical products designed to eliminate surgical error and decrease surgical procedure costs, offers a three-point guide on how to make a better surgical site mark.

The three steps are intended to improve the durability of skin marking:

1.    De-grease the skin first.
2.    Mark early in the preoperative process.
3.    Scrub deliberately over the marked area.

To view OP-mark's three-point guidance in more detail, click here.

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