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Back to basics: the Universal Protocol.

Spruce L. Back to Basics: The Universal Protocol: 1.4 www.aornjournal.org/content/cme. AORN J. 2018;107(1):116-125. doi:10.1002/aorn.12002.

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January 24, 2018
Spruce L. AORN J. 2018;107:116-125.

Wrong-site, wrong-procedure, and wrong-patient errors are surgical never events. This commentary describes a structured communication practice requirement designed to address the problem. The author outlines elements of the protocol and reviews implementation strategies.

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Spruce L. Back to Basics: The Universal Protocol: 1.4 www.aornjournal.org/content/cme. AORN J. 2018;107(1):116-125. doi:10.1002/aorn.12002.