December 1, 2009

Universal Protocol becomes less prescriptive in its 2010 version

By: OR Manager

The Joint Commission has modified the Universal Protocol for surgical site verification once again. Having tipped toward being more prescriptive in 2009, the protocol for 2010 is less prescriptive. The language is clearer and more direct. The revised protocol was issued in September 2009. Some revisions were effective immediately, with the rest effective January 1, 2010.

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