Journal Article
Commentary

10 years in, why time out still matters.

Guglielmi CL, Canacari EG, DuPree ES, et al. AORN journal. 2014;99:783-94.

The Universal Protocol has been widely adopted in the decade since its release. Successful utilization of the protocol to prevent wrong-site surgery has been determined to extend beyond checklist use. This commentary features insights from a multidisciplinary panel on their experiences with time outs and why are still needed to ensure safety in surgery.