Surgical standardization a takeaway from AHA Leadership Summit

Accreditation Connection, July 27, 2011

HealthLeaders Media reporter Cheryl Clark attended the American Hospital Association’s Leadership summit and found seven interesting points of focus. One in particular was that surgical prep is becoming more standardized. Clark discusses these points here.

The Cleveland Clinic now has nurses doing the surgical prep, who are all trained to do it the same way, using the same materials, to help reduce infection and confusion. Guido Bergomi, director of Project Management of the Quality and Patient Safety Institute of the Cleveland Clinic said he found surgeons were not standardized enough in their prep.

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