Patient Safety Alert 7: Risks Associated with Interventional Procedures in the Ambulatory Setting (PDF)

The AMC PSO has identified a series of practices employed to address the factors that can contribute to risks associated with interventional procedures in the ambulatory setting.

Strategies and Tactics

Safety strategies to mitigate these risks for “Wrong Patient” risks in the Ambulatory Setting

  • Staff Training & Orientation: Limited, often informal, clinic-based orientation sessions, instead of full-day, standard orientation sessions for support service staff.
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