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Patient Safety Alert 1: Wrong Site Surgery (PDF)

Wrong-site (including wrong side) surgeries/procedures account for a relatively small portion of surgery-related malpractice cases, but they almost always represent events that are impossible to justify (or defend).

STRATEGIES AND TACTICS

The AMC PSO has identified the following practices employed to address the factors that can contribute to a wrong-site surgery:

  1. Keep pre-op verification form with OR nursing staff instead of placing in the chart.
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Library of All AMC PSO Patient Safety Alerts

For even more patient safety alert material, please review our series of AMC PSO Patient Safety Alerts to understand the variety of topics covered by our members. AMC PSO makes patient safety learnings available to the public as part of CRICO’s ongoing commitment towards improving patient safety across the continuum of care.

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July 30, 2011
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