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Association of PeriOperative Registered Nurses.
This survey will gather comments from the field regarding The Joint Commission's Universal Protocol to help eliminate wrong site surgeries.
Journal Article > Commentary
Dillon KA. AORN J. 2008;88:437-442.
This article discusses the reasons for utilizing the Joint Commission Universal Protocol for time outs and describes a process for implementing its use.
Journal Article > Study
Steelman VM, Graling PR, Perkhounkova Y. AORN J. 2013;97:402-418.
Journal Article > Review
Watson DS. AORN J. 2015;101:650-656.
Despite large-scale efforts to prevent wrong-site surgeries, they continue to occur. This concept analysis found limited evidence regarding the role of nurses in wrong-site surgery and recommends that future research focus on theoretical frameworks around how preoperative nurses can help avert these never events.