Literature Search: Wrong Site Surgery
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Joint Commission revises universal protocol, clarifies who marks site. (2008). Same-Day Surgery, 32(8), 81.http://library.gcu.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=rzh&AN=2009992507&site=ehost-live&scope=site
Abstract: Joint Commission has revised the “Universal Protocol for Preventing Wrong Site, Wrong Procedure, and Wrong Person Surgery.” Surgeons don’t have to be the ones who mark the site; however, the site must be marked by someone who is participating in the procedure. The
marking must take into consideration laterality, the surface (flexor, extensor), the level (spine), or specific digit or lesion to be treated. Monitoring the timeout requirement during one case a day, as well as monitoring documentation in the OR record, can lead your staff to 100%
compliance. The World Health Organization has developed a new pre-surgery checklist (included in this issue) to address wrong-site surgery.
Jericho, B., Campise-Luther, R., Changyaleket, B., Setabutr, P., Sajja, K., & McDonald, T. (2009). Facial tattoo and wrong site surgery: which side are we operating on? Short title: tattoos and wrong site surgery. Internet Journal Of Anesthesiology, 21(2), 8. http://library.gcu.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=rzh&AN=2010503761&site=ehost-live&scope=site
Abstract: Wrong-site surgery has catastrophic consequences for the patient, caregiver, institution, and profession. We present a case in which a healthcare provider initially mistook a tattoo of initials as the actual surgical site marking due to its similarity to the process of initialing the surgical site. Initialing the surgical site may not be an equivocal method of surgical site marking. Healthcare...