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Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority Releases June Advisory
Date:6/30/2009

d in this article. Consumer tips are also available for patients to protect themselves prior to an MR scan.
  • Wrong-Site Surgery Quarterly Update: This article provides an update of encouraging trends the Authority is beginning to see in regard to preventing wrong-site surgeries. The southeastern Pennsylvania regional collaborative to prevent wrong-site surgery that began in March 2008 with 30 facilities has seen wrong-site procedures and wrong-site anesthetic blocks reduced or eliminated for a three-month period of time. More reports of wrong-site surgeries are also highlighted in this article with comments for how facilities can improve. Consumer tips are also available for patients and families to help prevent wrong-site surgeries. The Authority will continue to provide updates of its efforts to prevent wrong-site surgery in Pennsylvania.

  • For a copy of the 2009 June Pennsylvania Patient Safety Advisory or more information on the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority, visit the Authority's website at www.patientsafetyauthority.org.


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