Prevention of wrong site surgery, retained surgical items, and surgical fires : a systematic review

The VA National Center for Patient Safety has requested an evidence review to examine the prevalence and the root causes of wrong site surgery, retained surgical items, and surgical fires. The evidence review also evaluates current guidelines and the effectiveness of interventions for the prevention...

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Main Author: Hempel, Susanne
Corporate Authors: Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (U.S.), West Los Angeles VA Medical Center Evidence-Based Synthesis Program Center
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: [Washington, D.C.] Department of Veterans Affairs 2013, September 2013
Series:Evidence-based synthesis program
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Collection: National Center for Biotechnology Information - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:The VA National Center for Patient Safety has requested an evidence review to examine the prevalence and the root causes of wrong site surgery, retained surgical items, and surgical fires. The evidence review also evaluates current guidelines and the effectiveness of interventions for the prevention of these events. Studies examining VA-specific data were of special interest. The evidence synthesis will be used to develop a standardized, single, strong recommendation to VA facilities in the effort to eliminate these events. The key questions are: Key Question 1. What is the prevalence of: wrong site surgery, retained surgical items, and surgical fires? Key Question 2. What are the identified root causes of: wrong site surgery, retained surgical items, and surgical fires? Key Question 3. What is the quality of current guidelines in use to prevent wrong site surgery, retained surgical items, and surgical fires? Key Question 4. What is the effectiveness of the individually identified interventions for the prevention of wrong site surgery, retained surgical items, and surgical fires?
Item Description:Title from PDF cover
Physical Description:1 PDF file (iii, 113 pages) illustrations