xpanded Surgical Time Out : A Key to Real-Time ata Collection and Quality Improvement

@inproceedings{Altpeter2007xpandedST,
  title={xpanded Surgical Time Out : A Key to Real-Time ata Collection and Quality Improvement},
  author={erry Altpeter and Kitty Luckhardt and John N. Lewis and Alden Hood Harken and iram C Polk},
  year={2007}
}
Some of the concepts contained here have been discussed and incorporated in another publication, but the data are entirely unique to this manuscript. (See: Transforming the Surgical “Time-Out” Into a Comprehensive “Preparatory Pause.” Backster A, Teo A, Swift M, MD, Polk HC Jr, MD, FACS, Harken AH, MD, FACS. J Cardiac Surg, in press.) BACKGROUND: The increasing push for quality improvement coincides with the slowly growing use of surgical time out (STO) to lessen the likelihood of wrong-site… CONTINUE READING