Wednesday, August 22, 2018


11:30 a.m. CT


1 hour


Preventing Adverse Events in the Operating Room

More than two hundred million surgeries are performed worldwide each year according to Patient Safety in Surgery. Despite multiple safety efforts, adverse event rates for surgical conditions remain elevated. The surgical environment requires thorough communications, teamwork, and decision-making to ensure safety since 43% to 91% of adverse events and near misses in the operating room relate to miscommunication. This program will highlight Collaborative participants’ achievements establishing standardized communication and specimen management protocols.

This webcast is part of the 2018 series highlighting the work of Vizient’s Performance Improvement Collaboratives. Through these collaboratives, a growing community of leaders is advancing the performance of their organizations by focusing on issues vital to health care reform, through expert-led research and insights that examine processes for better patient care, improved operations, cost savings and more. Dealing with today’s issues while preparing for tomorrow’s changes, participating members have achieved top-tier performance in quality, safety and cost-effectiveness.

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