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PRODUCED BY AND FOR MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY November 2013 | Archived Issues

Mark Your Calendar


Surgery Grand Rounds

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Grand Rounds

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Surgery Scheduling

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Follow Universal Protocol for Patient Safety

This is a reminder that closely following our Universal Protocol before beginning procedures is the only reliable way to prevent mistakes in providing the correct care to the correct patient.

I ask you to recommit to uniform adherence to the protocols outlined below before performing any procedure in our institution, both outpatient and inpatient.

  • Checking and confirming two patient identifiers before performing all procedures.
  • Completing a meaningful and thorough Time Out before all procedures in inpatient and outpatient settings where ALL team members participate and each step is performed.
  • Ensuring that a pre-procedural assessment by a licensed practitioner (RN, NP, PA, resident, fellow, attending, pharmacist and therapist) has been performed.

Bruce L. Gewertz, MD
Surgeon-in-Chief
Chair, Department of Surgery
Vice President, Interventional Services
Vice Dean, Academic Affairs