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Operating Room Patient Safety

Operating Room Patient Safety

Bill ParkerThis is Donna Wyant from OBGYN.net and I am here today with Dr. Bill Parker. Dr Parker is a Gynecologist in Santa Monica, California, in private practice. He is also the former chair at Saint John's Hospital and Health Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Parker is a frequent lecturer and teacher of advanced surgical techniques both in the United States and abroad. He is extensively published, and has expertise in advanced laparoscopic surgery and advanced hysteroscopic surgery.

We are here to talk about patient safety in the operating room. The operating room is the most common place for medical errors to occur in the hospital setting. Complications from errors can include surgical site infections,
anesthesia related incidents, surgical errors and even death but research has shown that this can be significantly reduced. Dr. Parker, if many of these errors could be avoided, what should be done to improve patient safety in the operating room?

References

WHO surgical safety checklist and implementation manual
A Surgical Safety Checklist to Reduce Morbidity and Mortality in a Global Population
 

Operating Room Patient Safety

Operating Room Patient Safety

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