June 12th is National Time-out Day

June 12, 2013    |   By: Calevir

AORNInitiated by the Association of PeriOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) in 2004, and consistently supported by The Joint Commission, the World Health Organization, and the Council on Surgical and Perioperative Safety (CSPS), National Time-out Day supports surgical nurses’ ability to speak up for safe practices in the operating room.   This year, AORN urges members to evaluate how their time out fits into broader efforts to provide high quality care to every patient, every time. A poorly executed time out or lack of team communication may indicate areas for improvement within a safety culture.   For more information, educational toolkits, as well as promotional materials, visit the AORN website.

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