Tag: Surgical Safety Checklist

Improving situational awareness in ASCs

Situational awareness is the perception of events occurring around a person in a particular environment. Knowing what is happening helps that person make better decisions. But how does that apply in the perioperative context? In 2004, The Joint Commission made situational awareness the cornerstone of its surgical timeout requirement. The…

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By: Jeff Robbins
March 17, 2023

June 8 is National Time Out Day

Editor's Note National Time Out Day, June 8, draws attention to the need for everyone on the surgical team to pause before a surgical procedure begins to make sure they are doing the right procedure on the right patient at the right site. AORN created the National Time Out Day…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 1, 2022

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