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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.
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The normalization of deviance: what are the perioperative risks?
McNamara SA. AORN J. 2011;93:796-801.
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Special Focus Issue: Patient Safety.
Wagner VD, ed. AORN J. 2014;100:351-456.
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10 years in, why time out still matters.
Guglielmi CL, Canacari EG, DuPree ES, et al. AORN J. 2014;99:783-794.
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Patient safety: break the silence.
Johnson HL, Kimsey D. AORN J. 2012;95:591-601.
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