Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Surgical "Time Out" Is New Safety Check at Beth Israel
In this Boston Herald article, Report points out OR staff lapse in Hub surgical error, more information is available on a hospital's response to wrong side surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital. It involves compliance standards including a surgical "time out" and special markers to indicate the spot of surgery. Read article for more information. This post follows on early one here with surgeon's response: Ouch! Surgeon Apologizes for Operating on Wrong Side.