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How Safe Are Your Patients? - June 2016 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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4 0 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • J U N E 2 0 1 6 Y our surgi- cal team is con- stantly striving to maintain a perfect safety record that patients expect and demand. It's a chal- lenge they can't always meet, according to the findings that emerged from our patient safety survey of nearly 500 surgical facility leaders. • Shortcuts. Nearly one-third of respondents say they see physi- cians and staff members taking shortcuts that could affect safety, Our survey shows OR leaders have a long way to go to provide the level of quality and safety that your patients deserve. • UH-OH Nearly 40% of the nurses and techs we surveyed say procedures sometimes commence without a pre-surgical hard stop. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN Jim Burger Associate Editor How Safe Are Your Patients?

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