November 1, 2008

A ‘civility and respect’ policy for surgery

By: OR Manager

When an orthopedic surgeon threw a pair of scissors in the OR last summer at North Shore Medical Center's Salem Hospital, a policy was in place to address the incident. Introducing a "civility and respect" policy was one of the first things Marc Rubin, MD, did when becoming chief of surgery in 2005. The policy was invoked to address the scissors incident. The surgeon was disciplined, and there have been…

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