National Time Out Day

Published: 06/06/2022

  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Office-Based Surgery

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 the entire surgical team takes a pause to ensure all members of the team are on the same page before a procedure begins.

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

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