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3-Minute Turnover - December 2018 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 8 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 7 3 A time-out is not a time-out unless all members of the surgical team are present, proactive and participate. Require a spoken response from each team mem- ber: circulator, surgeon, anesthesia, scrub tech and any additional ancillary staff present during the case. The circulator confirms the • SAFETY PAUSE The entire surgical team must be present, and actively and verbally participate in the time-out to ver- ify the patient's name and the surgical site before incision. Your Attention, Please: Time for a Time-Out Before you can take a safety pause, you have to get the surgical team's attention. Dan O'Connor | Editor-in-Chief

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