SMH Surgery Co-Workers Take A Time Out

June 23rd, 2011 Co-Workers, Events, Safety, Surgery Tags: , ,

Saline Memorial Hospital Surgery Co-workers participated in a National Time Out Day Celebration on June 15, along with others across the nation. National Time Out Day helps remind the entire surgical team how vital Time Out is to the safety of Saline Memorial patients. AORN launched National Time Out Day in 2004 to support the protocol and build greater awareness among surgical team members. Its goal is to prevent errors by ensuring all physicians, nurses, and surgical technologists pause before all invasive procedures so they can communicate as a group and confirm key information about the patient and procedure.