National Time Out Day

Published: 06/01/2022

  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals

According to a new statement from The Joint Commission (TJC) and the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), wrong site surgeries in the U.S. happen “…an estimated 40 times a week, or five times a day…” The consequences of wrong site surgery are immense, impacting the patient, family, as well as the surgical team.

National Time Out Day is on June 8th and is intended to bring attention to the serious issue of wrong site surgery. The surgical time out is designed to make certain

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