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Blog excerpt: National Time Out Day

Accreditation Insider, June 16, 2015

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June 10 was National Time Out Day. Started in 2004 by the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), the day was an exercise to encourage surgical nurses to take a “time out” before surgical procedures and ensure safe practices were in place, such as identifying the correct patient, procedure, and surgical site before the surgical procedure began.

The emphasis this year is to encourage nurses and the rest of the healthcare time to analyze how their timeouts affect patients at all times.

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