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Standardization and visualization of the surgical time-out.

Levy BE, Wilt WS, Lantz S, et al. Standardization and visualization of the surgical time-out. J Patient Saf. 2023;19(7):453-459. doi:10.1097/pts.0000000000001156.

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October 4, 2023
Levy BE, Wilt WS, Lantz S, et al. J Patient Saf. 2023;19(7):453-459.
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The surgical time out is an effective strategy to reduce errors and improve team communication but full team participation remains a challenge. This article describes a Plan, Do, Study, Act project of developing and implementing a white board time out checklist to encourage all operating room personnel to participate. A significant increase in the number of completed time out items was seen after implementation.

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Levy BE, Wilt WS, Lantz S, et al. Standardization and visualization of the surgical time-out. J Patient Saf. 2023;19(7):453-459. doi:10.1097/pts.0000000000001156.

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