In the interest of patient safety in the operating room, before a surgical case is started,, a “time out” is ALWAYS called by the members of the operating room team. During this time they perform a final safety check:
- to be certain they have the correct patient
- they are performing the correct procedure on the patient, and
- they are operating on the correct side.
Once this is verified, the surgery can begin. This is just one example of the safety procedures SCBH employees perform for your safety.