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Orthopedic Surgery Toolkit

August 1, 2019

Safety/complication advisories

Pre-procedure verification

Failure to conduct pre-procedure verification has been cited as a root cause of serious surgical adverse events. The Joint Commission (TJC) has emphasized this important process as one of its National Patient Safety Goals.

TJC has published the Universal Protocol for preventing wrong site, wrong procedure, and wrong person surgery™ which we outline in this Advisory.

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