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Strategies for Collaboration and Safety in the Operating Room

Operating rooms need to be collaborative, supportive environments in order for hospitals and Surgery Centers to improve patient safety.


A few strategies include:

  • Use first names in the OR to create a sense of unity and an air of teamwork on a personal level
  • Communicate well during transitions between Pre-Op, OR and PACU. Some centers have implemented checklists that go over exactly who is responsible for transmitting each piece of information
  • Automate systems to reduce errors. The EMR should contain specific forms that list the patient’s medications for every type of provider.


Becker’s ASC has more helpful strategies like these in the original article.


Andréa Venezio , Chief Executive Officer
(972) 232-7700 | andreav@sapphirehg.com

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