Tag Archive for ‘wrong site surgery’

The Joint Commission

Retained foreign bodies and wrong site surgery continue to be a challenge

This month’s article identifies the two most frequently reported types of sentinel events for the first half of 2019: foreign bodies and wrong site surgery.

The Joint Commission

Joint Commission case example addresses wrong site surgery

A new educational tool from The Joint Commission— Case example #2—helps users identify risk factors and improve processes related to wrong site surgery.

Revised statement on safe surgery checklists, and ensuring correct patient, correct site, and correct procedure surgery

The revised statement on safe surgery checklists and correct patient, site, and procedure was developed by the ACS Committee on Perioperative Care and approved by the ACS Board of Regents at its June 2016 meeting.

Dr. Pellegrini

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.


TST: The right operation, on the right patient, in the right location

This month’s column provides an update of The Targeted Solutions Tool for Safe Surgery.

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.

Is your office helping you prevent wrong site surgery?

This article documents how miscommunication between the surgeon’s office and the operating suite can lead to wrong site surgery and offers recommendations on how to ensure that the correct information is conveyed.

ASCs begin using wrong site surgery tool

This month’s column highlights The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare’s Targeted Solutions Tool™ (TST), which guides accredited ambulatory surgery centers through a step-by-step process to identify, measure, and reduce risks in processes that can contribute to a wrong site surgery.

New Targeted Solutions Tool to prevent wrong site surgery

On February 14, the Center for Transforming Healthcare released its newest solution in the ongoing challenge to reduce the risk of wrong site surgery. The center’s new Targeted Solutions Tool (TST) guides health care organizations through a step-by-step process to identify, measure, and reduce risks in key processes that can contribute to a wrong site […]


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