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Tools/Toolkit > Multi-use Website
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses.
This Web site includes information and resources for National Time Out Day, an initiative to raise awareness on the importance of surgical team time outs. The 2019 observation is June 12th.
Bramson K, Mooney T. Providence Journal. August 18, 2006.
This article reports on a case of mistaken identity that resulted in erroneous surgery, despite a "time out" before beginning the operation.
Journal Article > Study
Patient identification error among prostate needle core biopsy specimens—are we ready for a DNA time-out?
Suba EJ, Pfeifer JD, Raab SS. J Urol. 2007;178:1245-1248.
This study summarizes the findings from three root cause analyses to highlight the challenges in preventing patient identification errors in surgical pathology specimens. The authors suggest the use of a time-out strategy that would reduce the risk of the wrong patient receiving radiation or surgical therapy.
PA-PSRS Patient Saf Advis. June 2007;4:29, 32-45.
This article discusses reports of wrong-site surgery submitted to the PA-PSRS, compares them with results of other studies, and provides suggestions to reduce this type of error.
Journal Article > Commentary
The author explains the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations' Universal Protocol on surgical site verification in the context of its implementation in a New Jersey hospital.
Legislation/Regulation > Multi-use Website
The Joint Commission.
According to an AHRQ-supported study, wrong-site surgery occurred at a rate of approximately 1 per 113,000 operations between 1985 and 2004. In July 2004, The Joint Commission enacted a Universal Protocol that was developed through expert consensus on principles and steps for preventing wrong-site, wrong-procedure, and wrong-person surgery. The Universal Protocol applies to all accredited hospitals, ambulatory care, and office-based surgery facilities. The protocol requires performing a time out prior to beginning surgery, a practice that has been shown to improve teamwork and decrease the overall risk of wrong-site surgery. This Web site includes a number of resources and facts related to the Universal Protocol. Wrong-site, wrong-procedure, and wrong-patient errors are all now considered never events by the National Quality Forum and sentinel events by The Joint Commission. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have not reimbursed for any costs associated with these surgical errors since 2009.