Patients and Surgical Teams Work Together to Avoid Wrong-Site Surgery

This poster incorporates the elements of the Universal Protocol and the Authority’s Principles for Reliable Performance of Correct-Site Surgery to reflect the patient’s perspective of the preoperative verification process to avoid wrong-site surgery. Facilities providing surgical services can download (set to print at 18 x 24 inches) and display this poster to encourage patients, surgeons, and surgical teams to use—and remain engaged—in the process.

Patients and Surgical Teams Work Together to Avoid Wrong-Site Surgery

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