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National Patient Safety Guidelines

And Strategies to Develop Programs at the Local Level
  • William Greif
  • Pascal FuchshuberEmail author
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Abstract

Universal protocol is a process designed by the Joint Commission to prevent wrong site surgeries. In August 1998, the Joint Commission issued a Sentinel Event Alert examining the problem of wrong site surgery, including a review of 15 cases that had been reported to them.

Keywords

Surgical Site Infection Joint Commission Front Line Staff Safety Attitude Questionnaire Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Surgery, The Permanente Medical GroupKaiser Medical CenterWalnut CreekUSA
  2. 2.University of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA

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