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Safety in Hand Surgery: Eliminating Wrong-Site Surgery.

Publication ,  Journal Article
Brown, RD; Hammert, WC
Published in: Plast Reconstr Surg
October 2018

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After studying this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Understand the definition of wrong-site surgery and what it may encompass. 2. State the causes of wrong-site hand surgery. 3. Give examples of initiatives used to prevent wrong-site surgery. 4. Describe a process to minimize the risk of performing wrong-site surgery. SUMMARY: Wrong-site surgery remains a problem in our ever-evolving culture of surgical safety, and hand surgeons are at particularly high risk. Broadly speaking, wrong-site surgery is a procedure performed at an incorrect anatomical site. In hand surgery, this includes errors in laterality, wrong digit(s), wrong procedure(s), or even a failure to complete all indicated procedures. This article examines the scope of this safety issue, the current challenges to preventing wrong-site surgery, and the authors' proposed solutions to eliminating wrong-site surgery and establishing a culture of safety in hand surgery.

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Plast Reconstr Surg

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EISSN

1529-4242

Publication Date

October 2018

Volume

142

Issue

4

Start / End Page

561e / 565e

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Surgery
  • Safety Management
  • Risk Factors
  • Medical Errors
  • Humans
  • Hand
  • 1103 Clinical Sciences
 

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Brown, R. D., & Hammert, W. C. (2018). Safety in Hand Surgery: Eliminating Wrong-Site Surgery. Plast Reconstr Surg, 142(4), 561e-565e. https://doi.org/10.1097/PRS.0000000000004803
Brown, Ronald D., and Warren C. Hammert. “Safety in Hand Surgery: Eliminating Wrong-Site Surgery.Plast Reconstr Surg 142, no. 4 (October 2018): 561e-565e. https://doi.org/10.1097/PRS.0000000000004803.
Brown RD, Hammert WC. Safety in Hand Surgery: Eliminating Wrong-Site Surgery. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 Oct;142(4):561e-565e.
Brown, Ronald D., and Warren C. Hammert. “Safety in Hand Surgery: Eliminating Wrong-Site Surgery.Plast Reconstr Surg, vol. 142, no. 4, Oct. 2018, pp. 561e-565e. Pubmed, doi:10.1097/PRS.0000000000004803.
Brown RD, Hammert WC. Safety in Hand Surgery: Eliminating Wrong-Site Surgery. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 Oct;142(4):561e-565e.

Published In

Plast Reconstr Surg

DOI

EISSN

1529-4242

Publication Date

October 2018

Volume

142

Issue

4

Start / End Page

561e / 565e

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Surgery
  • Safety Management
  • Risk Factors
  • Medical Errors
  • Humans
  • Hand
  • 1103 Clinical Sciences