TITLE

Diligence and Care Are Key to Preventing Surgical Errors

PUB. DATE
January 2011
SOURCE
Operating Theatre Journal;Jan2011, Issue 244, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on some of the best ways to prevent surgical errors including keeping checklists, avoiding multi-tasking, taking rest, acting methodically, exercising diligence and avoiding distractions.
ACCESSION #
80021165

 

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