Patient Safety Tool: Wrong-Site Surgery Prevention Checklist


The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority offers a free "Self-Assessment Checklist for Program Elements Associated with Preventing Wrong-Site Surgery" to help providers keep track of steps to perform to avoid wrong-site surgery.


The tool was published in 2010 and accompanies the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority report: "Insight into preventing wrong-site surgery."

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Download the Self-Assessment Checklist for Program Elements Associated with Preventing Wrong-Site Surgery for use in your own facility.

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