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oral surgery, or a pro- cedure in a mucosal area or the perineum). Mark un-markable patients by affixing a bright blue extremity band near the site. On the band, the attend- ing physician writes the procedure, side, site and his initials. • We're doing the left side, right? Rather than refer to "the right side" or "the left side" when asking patients to confirm the correct side and site for surgery, it's better instead to use "correct side" and "correct site." Is there anything more confusing than asking a scared patient, "We are doing the left side, right?" OSM 4 6 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • A P R I L 2 0 1 8 • BLUE SHIELD When patients can't be marked, a banded extremity verifies the surgical site.

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