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Time-outs and their role in improving safety and quality in surgery
Errors related to misuse of time-outs and checklists as determined by The Joint Commission are highlighted as is the theme of this year’s National Time Out Day.
Support surgical time outs on National Time Out Day— and all year long
Suggestions for effectively using time outs are summarized in this month’s column.
National Time Out Day focuses on every patient, every time
The benefit of developing time out policies, especially those that include full participation by all operating room team members is a reduction in wrong site, wrong procedure, and wrong person surgeries.