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Throw Away The Script - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - February 2019

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F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 9 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 4 9 T rue safety in the OR isn't about what you report to CMS and the various rating agencies that will grade you for quality. Self-reported safety surveys offer a lot of wiggle room to sidestep accountability, says Joyce Wahr, MD, vice chair of quality and safety for the department of anesthesiology at the University of Minnesota. How many anesthesi- ologists are really going to check "no" when asked if their patient Seeking Safety 5 experts from every corner of the OR reflect on what it takes to protect your patients. Matthew Nojiri | Senior Associate Editor • TEAM APPROACH Safety in the OR depends on everyone feeling empowered to ask questions, share what they know and ask for time when they need it. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN, CNOR

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