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Element of Performance

Ensure the time-out has the following characteristics:
  • It is standardized, as defined by the facility.

  • It is initiated by a designated member of the team.

  • It involves the immediate members of the procedure team, including the individual performing the procedure, the anesthesia providers, the circulating nurse, the operating room technician, and other active participants who will be participating in the procedure from the beginning.

Identified Risk


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