The National Patient Safety Agency and theatre practitioners.

  • Peggy Edwards
  • Published 2005 in
    British journal of perioperative nursing : the…


Theatre practitioners have been involved in patient safety for years. Each time you check a patient into the department you are using a risk management tool: the check-list. Each time you check the position of a patient on the operating table, check their consent form, ensure the sterile field is maintained and that the instrument count is correct, you are intrinsically involved in patient safety.

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@article{Edwards2005TheNP, title={The National Patient Safety Agency and theatre practitioners.}, author={Peggy Edwards}, journal={British journal of perioperative nursing : the journal of the National Association of Theatre Nurses}, year={2005}, volume={15 10}, pages={428-30, 432-3} }