Wednesday, June 9, 2010

National Time Out Day - Next Wednesday

With the support of the World Health Organization and the Joint Commission, the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) has organized the Time Out Commitment Campaign, creating several tools in support of National Time Out Day.  This year, the event will be held on June 16 and reminds the entire surgical team how much Time Out matters to them and their patients. Each year, the AORN promotes National Time Out Day to emphasize the importance of surgical teams taking a time out before every operation to confirm correct patient, correct procedure, correct surgical site, and other important information to ensure patient safety.

Please comment below to share your experiences with National Time Out Day.

The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) is the national association committed to improving patient safety in the surgical setting. AORN is the premier resource for perioperative nurses, advancing the profession and the professional with valuable guidance as well as networking and resource-sharing opportunities. AORN promotes safe patient care and is recognized as an authority for safe operating room practices and a definitive source for information and guiding principles that support day-to-day perioperative nursing practice.

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