U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Patient Safety First.
AORN, Inc., 2170 South Parker Rd, Suite 300, Denver, CO 80231-5711.
The Patient Safety First program is part of the Association of PeriOperative Registered Nurses' (AORN) broader patient safety initiative targeting the needs of perioperative registered nurses. It develops new guidelines related to patient safety issues (such as medication safety and correct site surgery) and helps health care professionals ensure that best practices are followed. The site hosts a near-miss reporting program and a section specifically for patients.
The normalization of deviance: what are the perioperative risks?
McNamara SA. AORN J. 2011;93:796-801.
Potential errors and their prevention in operating room teamwork as experienced by Finnish, British and American nurses.
Silén-Lipponen M, Tossavainen K, Turunen H, Smith A. Int J Nurs Pract. 2005;11:21-32.
Saving lives: hospitals have signed on to a six-part plan to avoid a multitude of unnecessary deaths.
Comarow A. US News & World Report. July 18, 2005;139:74,76,79.
Rules and guidelines in clinical practice: a qualitative study in operating theatres of doctors' and nurses' views.
McDonald R, Waring J, Harrison S, Walshe K, Boaden R. Qual Saf Health Care. 2005;14:290-294.
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