Patient Safety in the Operating Room

December 17, 2010 by Naomi
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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:

  1. to be certain they have the correct patient
  2. they are performing the correct procedure on the patient, and
  3. 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.


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