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An innovative approach to the surgical time out: a patient-focused model.

Kozusko SD, Elkwood L, Gaynor D, et al. An Innovative Approach to the Surgical Time Out: A Patient-Focused Model. AORN J. 2016;103(6):617-22. doi:10.1016/j.aorn.2016.04.001.

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June 29, 2016
Kozusko SD, Elkwood L, Gaynor D, et al. AORN J. 2016;103:617-22.

The surgical time out has been advocated globally as a strategy to improve team communication and reduce errors. This commentary discusses the development of a checklist for use before, during, and after surgery that engages patients and families in the process. The authors review the results of the program since its inception in 2011 which includes no incidents of wrong-site surgeries.

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Kozusko SD, Elkwood L, Gaynor D, et al. An Innovative Approach to the Surgical Time Out: A Patient-Focused Model. AORN J. 2016;103(6):617-22. doi:10.1016/j.aorn.2016.04.001.