TITLE

A Prescription for Certainty: A New Wrong Site Surgery Protocol

AUTHOR(S)
Larson, Laurie
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Trustee;Apr2004, Vol. 57 Issue 4, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the universal protocol for preventing wrong site, wrong procedure and wrong person surgery which will be implemented July 1, 2004, for all hospitals, ambulatory care surgery centers and office-based surgery programs accredited by the U.S. Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Background of the universal protocol; Principles on which the components of the universal protocol were based; Steps which comprise the universal protocol.
ACCESSION #
12826579

 

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