The surgery staff at St.Vincent Dunn Hospital is committed to providing you safe and excellent care. We follow the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations' "Patient Safety Standards."
The safety of patients undergoing operative or other invasive procedures is a primary responsibility of the perioperative registered nurse. These safety standards involve:
To ensure we have the correct patient:
You will be asked multiple times to identify yourself by stating your name and date of birth.
To ensure we are performing the correct surgical procedure on the correct site:
A "time out" is taken immediately prior to your procedure by our staff to ensure correct patient and correct procedure.
To ensure medication saftey: