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Implementation of a colour-coded universal protocol safety initiative in Guatemala.

Taicher BM; Tew S; Figueroa L; Hernandez F; Ross SS; Rice HE.

The Universal Protocol is designed to prevent wrong site, wrong procedure, and wrong person surgery. Researchers implemented a color-coded Universal Protocol in a Guatemalan surgery center. Errors decreased after multiple implementation cycles, demonstrating the feasibility of the tool in a developing country.