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Norton EK, Micheli AJ, Gedney J, Felkerson TM. AORN J. 2012;95:222-227.
This commentary describes an initiative to address discrepancies in surgical count policies and improve standards for preventing retained surgical objects.
Journal Article > Study
Bathla S, Chadwick M, Nevins EJ, Seward J. J Patient Saf. 2017 Jun 29; [Epub ahead of print].
Wrong-site surgery represents a never event. In the United States, The Joint Commission requires marking of the surgical site prior to surgery as part of the Universal Protocol. Researchers conducted a survey study of 120 surgeons in the United Kingdom and found significant variation in adherence to the national mandate for preoperative surgical site-marking.
Award > Award Announcement
APSF Committee on Technology. Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation.
Medication errors in anesthesia practice can be result in serious patient harm. This award will recognize organizations that have focused on improving anesthesiology medication delivery through process standardization, information technology use, medication management, and safety culture. The award submission process is now closed.